The past brings “better times” to the present

Limelight Magazine

Better Times Emporium owner Steve Davoli poses with his prized antique vintage Coca-Cola dispenser. (Photo by Leah Astore) Better Times Emporium owner Steve Davoli poses with his prized antique vintage Coca-Cola dispenser in Plymouth. (Photo by Leah Astore)

By LEAH ASTORE

Vinyl is alive and thriving in Plymouth, Mass. and the man keeping the records spinning is the owner of Better Times Emporium Steve Davoli.  

Back before iTunes, CDs, and even eight-tracks, vinyl records brought music to the masses in its rawest form. Now Davoli is finding people are once again craving the classic sound of vintage records. Surprisingly, the majority of his record-buying customers were born after the CD began its rise to the top.

“I think it’s all just new to them or their parents or grandparents gave them a record player,” Davoli said. “They love the covers, the sound – it’s more pure; even sometimes you’ll get that little scratch when you play them and that’s that whole part of [records] that people really…

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