Closing of the legendary Headstand store in June

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EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – First opened in 1975, Headstand has been a staple in the northeast for all rock-hungry El Pasoans; now the store owner says it is closing permanently.

Owner Stan Stack announced Monday that the store will close in June, with no date set.

Since the announcement, he said the community has been flocking to say hello, thank him and buy what the store is best known for as rock, oasis – vinyl records, CDs, posters, rock and metal shirts and more. others.

Stack shared that he was ready to hit the pause button and spend more time with his family.

He said that being a small business owner, the work never stops and requires a lot of sacrifice.

The day I opened was a rainy day, we didn’t sell anything and it’s a great memory, we didn’t sell anything,” Stack recalls.

He couldn’t even imagine how far he would go with his business, explaining now that he’s had generations of customers he’s been able to supply with hard-to-find analog music and all the quirks the store has to offer. .

“It’s hard to imagine, I feel like the American dream, our best publicity and our best ability to survive have been satisfied customers,” he said.

Many customers came to say “thank you” for the memories.

One of them was James Jurado who visited the store in the 70s when it first opened.

Courtesy of Headshop Facebook Page

He remembered going down with his friends to buy music and incense, feeling that the store had been a big part of his life.

“I think everyone who comes here is slightly affected. For me personally, a lot of spiritual growth and personal growth,” Jurado said.

Ronald Holmes is a retired veteran and has been coming every month for several years to buy new band t-shirts.

“I’m an old-school rock’n’roller. If Stan goes, where am I going to get my t-shirts,” Holmes said.

Stack recalled why he started the company in the first place; not only to “offer a good meal”, as he said, but also to share his love of music.

“If we could buy dreams, I think we would also buy dreams. It’s as close to something that doesn’t really have a shape as you can get,” he said of the power of music to transport us to another world.

At the moment, he says, he doesn’t know what will happen to the store, but he is set to officially close it in June this year.

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