BEST RECORD STORE
If you’re looking for a used copy of an out-of-print import re-release of a B-side Tesla extended remix, Request is the place to go. Independently owned and operated, Request’s most prominent feature is their music-obsessed sales staff, who have expert knowledge in every genre you can think of, including underground hip-hop, reggae, prog rock, Americana and Thailand gogo music. These same experts (in Wailuku) also say they consistently keep in stock: “10,474 CDs, a few thousand records in the basement, a gang of videos, a thousand DVDs on super sale, new age and used books, graffiti supplies, incense, hippies, vintage rock t-shirts and Maui’s biggest selection of rolling papers and blunt wraps.” 10 N. Market, Wailuku, 244-9315; 991 Limahana Pl., Lahaina, 661-8855.
runner-up: beach road records. 2395 s. kihei rd., 874-8863. (sc)