“We literally didn’t change anything, just added things,” Shoni says, adding that the Phillip’s sign will remain, although it may be altered. “If I say the Phillip’s Store, they know where I’m talking about.”
Once inside the doors, an eclectic mix of the old and new greets visitors. Phillip’s opened in 1937, and the building still contains the same wallpaper as well as a picture left hanging askew by workers who cleaned out the former men’s store. Milk crates carry vinyl records from older, almost impossible-to-find artists, and glass cases house music and paraphernalia from local artists.
“Part of the fun is searching and finding a treasure,” Shoni says. Continue reading