The Wax Museum, a southeast Charlotte vintage record store known for its thousands of offerings, from 45s and LPs to cassettes and CDs, closed last weekend after 45 years.
Owner Chris Beachley announced in October that he was ready to retire, and that last Saturday would be the store’s final day.
“The Wax Museum has been fun,” Beachley told Observer news partner WBTV last month. “It’s been 45 years, and it’s time to retire.”
The store at Monroe Road and Sharon Amity Lane also sold posters and memorabilia. For the unfamiliar, beach music “care packages” were available, including such DVDs as “Carolina Shag for Beginners” and the “Shaggin’ On The Strand” TV documentary.
While the store is now closed, its Memories on Media audio/video transfer company lives on. The business transfers people’s old tapes, records, eight-tracks and videos onto CDs and DVDs.
Memories on Media was scheduled to reopen on Friday at 5309 Monroe Road, Suite G, a block from the Wax Museum.
The business can be reached at 704-377-0700. Its website is http://memoriesonmedia.net/ .