What's Inside: America's Groove Record Store

What's Inside: America's Groove Record Store

We thought we'd highlight America's Groove Record Store in honor of its Re-Grand Opening day AND celebration of National Record Store Day - a first for the Effingham community.  Take a peek inside Effingham's only independent record store and purveyor of all things audio and retro and get to know a little more about the man behind it all.  

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What's Inside: The Gould Compound

What's Inside: The Gould Compound

It all started with a dedicated shop teacher and a “born with it” ability to see the potential in what most of us would call landfill fodder.  From puttyless windows to play props to Filipino inspired touches on a ranch/farmhouse woodworking compound, the Rick and Josephine Gould issue is packed with reclaimed, repurposed and downright non-rule-following creative splendor.  Plus some fantastic stories.

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What's Inside: The Wilson Home

What's Inside: The Wilson Home

If you like bright, colorful, vintage and weird then you're in for a treat.  I'm talking vintage pop culture memorabilia like Masters of the Universe and Strawberry Shortcake meets vintage thrift store and dumpster finds mixed in with some records.  Allow me to introduce you to the owners of America's Groove Record Store in Effingham, Illinois and two absolutely fantastic people.  

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What's Inside: The Hiatt Home

What's Inside: The Hiatt Home

From living above their business, Joe Sippers Cafe, to moving into their very own home complete with a yard and basement, the Hiatt's used family heirlooms, vintage finds and a heaping dose of creativity and ingenuity to create a place they call home.  

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