Our hours are:
Thursday: 11-8 (YES! Open late!)
Saturday: 9am (promptly)-6 (For Record Store Day 4.20.13)
We accept all major credit cards (save for American Express). This also would include any bank GIFT CARDS you may get this Holiday Season. Bring 'em here! Buy some records!
Rediscover Records is an indie record shop specializing in vinyl in Elgin, IL. We are located at 207 E. Chicago Street in wonderful downtown Elgin. We located in the exciting walls of the eclectic "Two Doors Down" Shop. We are a store within a store. So while Rediscover Records is not a full storefront, we do carry a wide variety of records and have a large selection of vinyl. We try to get the best in new releases and a wide variety of gently played previously owned records.
We are but a few blocks from the Elgin Stop on the Metra Line. There is ample parking across the street at the Spring Street Parking deck. All parking on Elgin City streets are free parking!
A little bit about the "Two Doors Down Shop". It's quite the storefront. It's quite the assault on the senses. Two Doors Down is also part jewelry store, part antique store, ornate lighting, furniture, and many eclectic things. We carry some of the best depression glass in the area. We house some of the best Van Briggle pottery in Elgin. We also try to spotlight some of the best local artists in the area. Elgin has a bustling art community and we at Two Doors Down and Rediscover Records try to promote and nurture this environment the best that we can.
We also buy your gently used records. We pay cash (sometimes check) or offer an in-store credit within Rediscover Records. We can't promise you wealth (sometimes nothing at all) but we can take a look at them. The best thing to do is bring them in since we can't make an assessment over the phone.
Plenty of other things to do while you are in downtown Elgin. The Elgin Public House offers the best in pub food and is a great place to catch a ballgame. Elgin Books is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon with a cup of coffee and a great book. There's Top Notch Tattoo across the street, Ravenheart Cafe kitty-corner from Rediscover Records, Salon Couture, Al's Cafe & Creamery, and of course, our sister store, Elgin Antiques & Uniques. These stores are just within a block of each other. Other stores well within a short walk is the Domani Cafe, Villa Verone Italian Restaurant, Danny's Pizza on Douglas, Bangkok House, Toom Toom Thai Cuisine, El Faro Mexican Restaurant (best burritos in the land) and The Martini Room. Be sure to visit the SpaceTaste Gallery at 215 E. Chicago St. Please make time to visit our newest neighbors on the corner of Center St. and Chicago St. "Retro-A-Go-Go". A super selection of mid-century modern decor and furniture.
A few more new businesses new to Downtown Elgin include Soulful Sparrow, Chooch's Pizza (Now Open!) and On the Side Restaurant (great for homemade breakfast items and lunch).
Downtown Elgin has so many other things that you have to just see to believe. It's not your parents downtown Elgin. It's not the downtown Elgin you may remember from 1985, it's better! Come see for yourself and Rediscover Downtown Elgin today!
In the meantime, we got some records to spin! Get your bad self over to Rediscover Records and get yer wax on! Keep 'em spinnin'!