Get involved: Top Ten Records reopens next week

Photo by Danny Fulgencio

Dallas’ oldest record shop resurrects next week with the grand reopening of Top Ten Records.

The shop, on Jefferson Boulevard in Oak Cliff, first opened in 1958. The original owner, Dub Stark, sold the business to his employee, Mike Polk, in 1978.

Polk stayed afloat by keeping up with trends in that neighborhood. He made Top Ten one of the city’s top independent retailers of Latino music, carrying everything from rap to banda to Tejano oldies.

Now Top Ten is moving into a new era under the management of some of the same guys who turned the Texas Theatre into the cultural hub that it is today.

They formed a nonprofit to purchase and operate the shop, which will offer new releases, classics and rarities on vinyl, CD, DVD, BluRay and VHS.

Top Ten also will offer a membership program with perks including a lending library and programming opportunities.

The grand opening party, with live DJs and performances, is from 3-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2.

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