Local business celebrates merits of vintage vinyl

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT/KKCO) -- A symbol of nostalgia, resistance, and even counter culture: vintage vinyl just isn't the same as a CD or an .mp3.

For the general manager of Triple Play Records in Grand Junction, records are a matter of tradition. Matthew Cesario runs the store his father opened in the 1980s, in an effort to preserve the popularity of vinyl as the CD started to get popular.

His store is celebrating National Record Store Day and says it's nice to see some younger customers.

"We see more and more millennials now. A lot of kids are buying records," Cesario said, "The newer artists are produced on vinyl now. But they are also going for the old classics, they reissue all the classics from the 60s, 70s, and 80s and the 90s even. And some of the new stuff today we can get."

Saturday was the 11th annual record store day, and Triple Play Records has been a part of the local economy for more than 30 years.