Best Of 2016

Best Record Store: Loop

When former Clevelander Chad Bilyeu, a guy who runs a multimedia studio based in Amsterdam that delves into art, music, nightlife and publications, needed a local outlet to sell one of his cassette-only releases, he hit up this record store/coffee shop/art gallery. The folks there were happy to help him out as they specialize in hard-to-find releases. Well-stocked with new and used vinyl (and cassettes, too, which also are making a comeback), Loop caters to the discriminating music fan.  And the best thing? You can shop with a hot cuppa joe in your hand.

2180 West 11th St.,  216-298-5096,

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