Not too long after the loss of homegrown music chain Tower Records in 2006, another not so good vibration was picked up by the Sacramento community: The Beat record store lost its lease and had to close after 31 years of business in 2013. The space then became a BevMo!, which operates at 1700 J St. to this day.
Following the closure, The Beat flipped to its B-Side and began selling its products online through retailers like Amazon and eBay. However, it’s unclear how long that lasted, with the company’s last post coming in July 2013.
We want to know: With 31 years of giving space to Sac’s music scene, there’s bound to be some deep cuts. What’s your favorite memory of The Beat?