Best New Place to Buy Needles

Photo: Eric England

It was sad to see the Radio Shack on Gallatin Road shuttered forever, but the worst part for vinyl lovers was losing one of the few places in Nashville that carried replacement needles for record players. Enter East Side record store The Groove, which not only bought up all the remaining stock of Pfanstiehl needles — they make comparable replacements for a variety of brands — but also took over the distribution contract. That means if they don’t have it, they can probably order it. For the record, this is a big deal.

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