Edited by Rachel Jones  •  By Steve Gifford and Molly Zindash


Google “department of records Greensburg” and the top search results are of the state and federal variety. But Steven Hooks, the owner of The Department of Records, isn’t a federal department staffer. The entrepreneur offers personal service in finding eclectic vinyl records — no paperwork required! “Greensburg is now shifting towards a younger demographic and reinventing itself for that generation,” he says of why he opened the store. Hooks has put his own touch on the store, stocking its inventory with his personal collection of metal, punk, new wave, electronic, indie, funk, and other varieties. Search through The Department of Records yourself and you’ll find it’s not only a clever play on words, but also a great place to buy, sell, and trade vinyls.

The Department of Records, 121 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg. 724.810.1242.

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