Planet Retro Records sits not far from downtown St. Petersburg in the Grand Central district. Its 2414 Central Ave. location was broken into, robbed, and trashed last Wednesday night.
The store has since reopened, but damage was extensive. Financial costs can be counted in dollars but the emotional toll of such traumas is harder to quantify. Friends of the store have banded together for a benefit concert this Friday at Local 662 in downtown St. Pete.
Owner Rob Sexton has been blown away by all the community support. “I’m not the kind of person to walk around with my hand out,” he says, “Everyone has just gone above and beyond.”
There’s no official admission at the door. Donate what you can. They’ll have door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. Moon Flag, Navin Ave., Kevin K Band, Low Season, and Old Vices are all scheduled to perform. Click here for the Facebook Event page for all the details and help support our scene!