Texas Theatre takes over Top Ten Records

Top Ten Records (Photo by Danny Fulgencio)
Top Ten Records (Photo by Danny Fulgencio)

A third owner plans to breathe new life into Oak Cliff’s 60-year-old record store.

The guys who run the Texas Theatre are taking over operations of Top Ten Records with plans to run it as a nonprofit.

Mike Polk, who has owned the business since 1977, took it over from original owner Dub Stark. Polk told the Advocate last year that he would be willing to sell the shop. And then investors bought the Top Ten Records building in December.

Under the guidance of the Texas Theatre’s operators, Top Ten “will become a new non profit community operated record and video store.”

The vision of the shop will include records, videos and other physical media for sale and loan. We will also be creating an online database and online video channel of rare content with support from Dallas institutions and archives like SMU and The Dallas Municipal Archives.

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