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Crazed record collectors in Des Moines now have a new destination to get their musical fix.

Rogue Planet Music, a record shop boasting about 2,000 used albums, opened its doors on Sept. 8 at the Shops at Roosevelt off 42nd Street in Des Moines. The store is set to sling jazz, classic rock, 1980s alternative, singer-songwriter and more genres, with inventory expansion expected in the coming weeks. Additionally, the shop will sell CDs, cassettes and some used stereo equipment.

Established by Des Moines natives John Pope and Jesse Pace, Rogue Planet can be found inside Five Monkeys Inc., a local art gallery home to work from about 50 artists located at 4211 Chamberlain Ave.

Both avid collectors — Pace specializes in jazz while Pope said he enjoys multiple genres — the two longtime friends wanted to open the store to share music with fellow collectors, Pace explained. Along with selling records, Rogue Planet plans to host performances from local songwriters.

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The opening comes in the midst of a resurgence for the medium; The Guardian reported in January that vinyl record sales hit a 25-year sales high in 2016.

“As we’ve found, you can buy records in any number of different places, but there’s only certain places you can go and actually learn and share a conversation with someone who’s passionate about it, as well,” Pace, 24, said.

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The two spent the summer traveling regionally, Pope said, to build the inventory shop-goers can expect. They hope to expand into offering new albums and locally-focused releases in the future.

“Anywhere that (has) records, we’ll go check ‘em out, Pope, 25, said. “We’ve been to Milwaukee and Madison (Wis.) and all over Iowa. Garage sales, basements, eBay.”

Rogue Planet plans to share operating hours with Five Monkeys: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Pope and Pace are planning a grand opening party for Sept. 8, where they’ll extend hours to 9 p.m.

“We’ll just be hanging out, listening to records all day long,” Pace said.

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