WAUKESHA — A new high end collectibles shop opened in downtown Waukesha in January called Music Nostalgia and More.
The store located at 321 Main Street sells video game soundtracks on vinyl, standard records, and vintage video games/consoles.
“It is vinyl and video games it is meant to recapture the soul of your childhood," owner Stephen Howitz said.
Howitz is a lawyer turned shop owner. He said this is his shot of living his dream.
“They always say what would you do if you have a million dollars? What would you do if you won the lottery? This is what I’d do.”
He sells limited edition video game soundtracks like the Super Smash Bros Nintendo 64 soundtrack, Doom, Pokemon, Fallout 3, and so many more. If you don't necessarily know what those are, that's okay. They are very popular video games. You might not expect it, but these sell fast.
“They always say what would you do if you have a million dollars? What would you do if you won the lottery? This is what I’d do.”— James Groh (@JamesGroh_) January 27, 2021
This is one Waukesha man's shot at living the dream.
He opened a shop that sells high end video game soundtracks on vinyl & MUCH MORE pic.twitter.com/KuttezVpGh
“I had three Zelda records in yesterday, and by 11:30 and I posted at about 11 - they were gone.”
He also sells regular records like The Doobie Brothers, The Beatles, and Katy Perry. What might be most impressive about it all, is that almost every record in the store comes from his own personal collection. He said he has around 4,000 records.
He doesn't just sell vinyl. He has tons of vintage video games. He has rows and rows of Nintendo 64 games and consoles. That same goes for the Sega Genesis games.
Opening during the pandemic wasn’t easy, and there are obvious concerns about the future. However, Howitz said the past 10 months have been eye opening. The world can change in a split second.
“Plus coronavirus taught me if I don't go for it now, I'm never going to go for it.”
He is open Tuesday through Saturday from 12 pm to 7 pm, and on Sundays from 12 pm to 5 pm.