The Story of Hoodlums

salve hospital Martin?\” src\=\”\” alt\=\”Steve and Kristian at the World Series. Who won that one, pharm Martin?\” width\=\”450\” height\=\”335\” />\n\nTwo hoodlums watch the DBacks beat the dreaded Yankees in the 2001 World Series \n\nHoodlums is an independently-owned record store that has been around since 1998.  It’s owners have been in the Valley music industry for twenty years each.  We are a small business, composed entirely of people from the Tempe area.   The Story of Hoodlums pages are here to help illustrate that fact, and shed a little more light on the business you are supporting.\n\nBelow you will find our background – but there lots more fun stuff on the other pages – as well links to the Hoodlums’ pages on MySpace and Facebook.  Have a great day.\n\nClick here for photo albums on our Facebook page (viewable without membership).\n\nClick here for photo albums on our MySpace page (will require login of member).\n\nClick here for the Current hoodlums at Hoodlums and the Hoodlums Hall of Fame page.\n\nBackground\n\nHoodlums Music started in 1998. Our first store was located in the Memorial Student Union at Arizona State University. It was just a little joint – only 500 square feet to be exact.  We (there were three of us at the time) were awarded the spot (state contract, you know) on August 17th.  We kicked in 3,500 CDs from our own collections to serve as used stock, and then proceeded to build the store, including bins, within one week.  We opened on August 24th.\n\n\n\nIn 2001, we moved to a bigger, better location in the M.U. food court.  We were able to bring in more product, including the expansion of DVDs and vinyl.  We had a great run there, including lots of amazing free shows, and remained there until the fall of 2007. On the first day of November, an upstairs fire in the Memorial Union did massive damage to the building, and it had to be closed for three months. When the building partially re-opened, we decided to give our notice and look for a different location.\n\nAfter months of looking and negotiations, we found what we feel is the perfect spot. Our new store will open in mid-September.\n\nWe look forward to seeing you all again.

One Response to “The Story of Hoodlums”

  1. Donald Stone Jr. says:

    WOW!!!! You still live! I was a music junkie of yours in the MU days. I still have my shirt but my card has vaporized. I just found out your location looking for record store day participants. I shall come in to visit you very soon. Sign me up for e-mails too! See you soon. Don