Best Of 2017

BEST NEVER ENDING EXPANSION: Bananas Records

BEST NEVER ENDING EXPANSION

Does Doug Allen — co-owner of 40-year-old Bananas Records — ever think he’ll stop buying vinyl? Probably not, and that means a tight squeeze for the already existing 3 million pieces Allen and his wife Michelle already cram into two warehouses (and that’s not counting the retail store on 22nd. Ave.). The hoarding works just fine for Bay area wax-rats (and vinyl tourists who arrive from around the globe) who we hope get to peruse the stacks for at least another four decades. Bananas Records, 2887 22nd Ave. N., St. Petersburg / Musicfinder.com (727) 321-6814. —Ray Roa