Opening of a record store inside Streator’s Hometown Shoppes – Shaw Local


Bill Dvorak of Grand Ridge has been selling vinyl records for at least 35 years – most of his life.

Under the name Groovy Dog Records, he sells online and at record conventions and he recently opened a store in Hometown Shoppes at Northpoint Plaza in Streator. Over the years it has also been to different antique malls and had a storefront in downtown Peru a few years ago.

He appreciates the connection he’s able to make with customers by having a physical location, he said. In its store, customers can browse a variety of music-related vinyls, CDs, cassettes, DVDs such as concerts and artist biographies, and purchase audio equipment.

Groovy Dog Records at 16 Northpoint Drive, Streator, inside Hometown Shoppes, is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, visit

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