Second-generation owner Jack Dreznes and the affable Joe Lemus are quite the antidote to the jaded judgmental hipsters manning the counters at other local vinyl emporiums. The used-record quality here is some of the best in the city, i.e. if a record at Beverly looks clean, it probably sounds clean when you get it home. Forgotten Teddy Pendergrass and Bootsy Collins albums sidle up next to rare Beatles 45s, and if you’re really lucky, you might just find a 40-year-old still-sealed-in-cellophane-and-never-played Loretta Lynn album like we did a few weeks ago.
11612 South Western
Best of Chicago 2010