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Fingerprints Record Store: Thriving Despite Music Industry Woes
Date: Friday, February 25, 2011 @ 12:59:20 UTC

In a sun-filled 7,200-square-foot space in the arts district east of downtown Long Beach, CA, something extraordinary is unfolding: The record business is growing. Someone apparently forgot to tell store owner Rand Foster that people pluck their music from the clouds now, rather than exchange cash for it in bricks-and-mortar emporiums such as Fingerprints. Not only has Foster's indie venture survived 18 years of a drastically changing retail environment, but the soft-spoken entrepreneur also just doubled Fingerprints' footprint, moving to this space two times bigger than its longtime Belmont Shores home. His key? Making the store a destination for a devoted clientele. Complete Article







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