For many of us, it is a shrine. The only legitimate record store on Maui, Requests has stood the test of time. It’s an eclectic Maui institution, with merchandise packed from floor to ceiling and curios (like the original Toda Store clock, Spock giving the Vulcan salute and neon Gwar posters, all affectionately called “Requests relics”) filling every space in between. Purveyors of audible art, it is a haven for music lovers. From vinyl to CDs, music is king; but books, DVDs, tchotchkes, stickers and shirts are also fair fare at this sensationally bizarre realm of beats and much more. Stamped on the floor and from a hanging marquee are evidence of the basement’s former incarnations—the Freaky Tiki and Malice in Wonderland—where many Maui youth spent some glory days.
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