Rock Bottom Records Says Farewell to Antioch After 33 Years in Business

Rock Bottom Records in Antioch, a local hotspot for CD’s and DVD’s for over 33 years, is closing in August.

Rick Armstrong, owner since 1979, says the retail music business has rapidly changed in the past 10 years from physical to digital product.

Luckily, we have had a bunch of ‘old school’ customers who love CD’s to keep us going,” he added.

Armstrong purchased the store in 1979 and it was located where the Wendy’s restaurant on A Street, is now. After five years he relocated the store across the street to the Antioch Square, behind Rite Aid.

The store moved again in 1994 to the Lucky shopping center, now the “Grocery Outlet” center, down by the old Ernie’s Liquors store. Then three years ago, Armstrong made the final move down next to Lamothe Cleaners.

Dale Parsons has been Rick’s manager for 14 years and is a virtual guru of song titles and artists. Over 300 local adults and kids have worked at the store through the years.

Stop by and say “Hello” and “Good-Bye” to Rick, dale and the other employees. They will miss all of you, too.


See their ad in the July issue of the Herald or on this website for specials.

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