Independent music store, Ragged Records and Music, located at 418 E. 2nd Street in Davenport, Iowa, is one of the most popular destinations for vinyl in the Quad Cities Area. With one of the largest used record selections in the Midwest as well as being seated at the foot of the Arsenal Bridge, it is accessible for travelers and locals alike.
Now wax fans (and CD collectors) have two locations to dig through, Ragged Records & Music just opened up a spot at 311 1/2 21st Street in Rock Island, Illinois. While there will be some overlap in vinyl inventory, both stores will offer different selections as well as other music related products.
The Davenport location currently sells vintage stereo equipment, as will the Rock Island location. But the new store will also sell music gear, such as vintage instruments, new accessories, and some recording gear. They will also buy and sell music and gear for money or store credit, filling in the void for the now-closed Music Go Round.
The Rock Island Ragged Records will also have longer hours of operation, offering evening hours for those who can’t always stop in during the weekdays. For now the hours posted are Monday through Saturday, 12pm – 8pm, closed on Sundays.
Right around the corner from Ragged Records is Rozz-Tox, a coffee shop and live entertainment venue that has done many collaborations with Ragged Records in the past. This creative alliance will undoubtedly grow and continue to bring the area great music to experience or collect with the hopes of in-store shows and growth in current events, such as the All Senses Festival.
This opening of the second Ragged Records is a sign of great things happening in the Quad Cities Area music scene. There are new venues opening up and collaborative efforts from those in the music community, promising continued growth in the entertainment industry as a whole. Look to Ragged Records & Music as being a leader in providing the Quad Cities with the means to enjoy music in many different forms and fashions.