Exile on Main St. opened its doors in 2004 and has been voted “Best Record Store” in Champaign-Urbana nearly every year since. The owner, Jeff Brandt, has only worked in record stores since the early ’90s, first learning the ropes at Periscope CDs and Tapes. In the fall of 2014, we moved to a new, larger space in the historic old train station building on Chestnut St., just a few blocks from our former downtown location in the One Main building on Main Street. The new location is much larger, so we can host more live events on our already famous “record stage” and we’ve expanded our inventory of LPs, CDs, tapes, and video games way beyond what we could cram in the old location. We also sell new and used turntables, which we are all too happy to help you with. Be sure to follow us on Facebook to see a teaser of each week’s new releases. If you don’t see what you want, let us know! We’re happy to special order what you want.
We are also proud to share this great new space with another of our favorite local businesses, Dandelion Vintage. For all your vintage needs, please be sure to check them out as well.