Winona Daily News Mister Groovys Write-Up with Quote

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Change aplenty downtown: New records, broken ones, and other comings and goings

by Amy Pearson
December 26th, 2012

There have been plenty of changes in downtown Winona business recently. Here’s a look at some of the arrivals.

Mister Groovys

Shelves of movies and music in nearly every genre line the walls at 79 W. Third St.

Some of the titles are recent enough to be considered new releases. Others date back several decades.

Mister Groovys, which recently opened in Winona, buys, sells and trades used CDs, DVDs, vinyl records and video games.

Most DVDs for sale are priced at $4 and CDs less than $6.

It is the second of two stores under the same name opened by owner John Shriver. The other is in Decorah, Iowa.

“The idea is to recycle your stuff,” said Winona manager Adam Wiltgen.

Wiltgen, a 2008 graduate from Saint Mary’s University, met Shriver after moving to Iowa to work at a radio station. The two hit it off, and Wiltgen decided to manage Shriver’s new store.

Mister Groovys’ selection, along with its prices, sets the store apart from other retailers, Wiltgen said.

Anyone looking to downsize their collection can bring items into the store, where an employee will asses them and make an offer for cash or store credit. More usually is offered for items in good condition or high demand.

“We try not to cherry-pick,” Wiltgen said. “We try to take everything. … Good stuff keeps coming in. You never know what you might find.”

Store info

Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday

Location: 79 W. Third St.

Contact: 507-429-5401, mistergroovys.com.

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