Is it possible to consider a record store a favorite even if you’ve never stepped foot in it? When it comes the Plaid Room, absolutely. The shop is the HQ/clubhouse for the Colemine Records label. Which, if you’ve paid any attention to my posts, you’d know I’m a little into. So visiting the shop is a little like going to Graceland for the Colemine head. But the shop certainly stands on its own. I’d still would’ve wanted to visit just based on their weekly used record drop videos. I have no idea how they consistently find so many killer records. The capper for me was an interview I read of Plaid Room and Colemine head honcho, Terry Cole, where he mentioned that LUNA Music in Indianapolis was a big inspiration on what he wanted Plaid Room to be like. And finding myself in Indy for holidays I was able to carve out a little time to make the trip to Loveland possible, but barely. Only had an hours time or so at the shop and then had head back. So I was a little more focused on digging than taking photos. I’d like to come back and take my time. Bring Mama Mamiya with me. Plus I didn’t get chance to meet the shop dog, Ted. So that must be corrected.