But Behrens’ does, with around 750,000 rare and out of print records in its store, plus a ton – and when I say a ton, I mean tens of thousands – of other collectibles such as comics, old magazines and movies.
“It’s probably the largest collection of records in the Midwest,” owner Tim Behrens said. “We’ve had people sifting through the collection from open to close, for an entire week.”
Behrens opened his store in 1978 and moved to his current location in 1985. The current building has a main floor full of LPs and 45s, plus an upstairs and downstairs full of more records and 78s.
That’s 10,000 square ft. of collectibles – but don’t be intimidated.
Despite the insanely large collection of vinyl in his store, it is incredibly well organized alphabetically.
“We just have more volume than other places,” Behrens said. “Therefore we have more to choose from. We have a full time employee on hand to organize it.”
Kanesville also sells cassette tapes, 8-track tapes, VHS movies and DVDs.