Vintage records, comics, posters for sale at downtown's Psychotronic

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Vintage vinyl records, classic movie posters, rare comic books and more collectibles are for sale at a new downtown Augusta store.

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Psychotronic, a new store on Broad Street, sells an eclectic mix of records, CDs, DVDs, comic books, movie posters, clothing and jewelry.  MICHAEL HOLAHAN/STAFF
Psychotronic, a new store on Broad Street, sells an eclectic mix of records, CDs, DVDs, comic books, movie posters, clothing and jewelry.

Michael and Mia Weldon, who recently moved from Chin­co­teague, Va., opened Psycho­tronic at 859½ Broad St. on Nov. 19.

The Weldons acquired their inventory from collectors, contacts in Hollywood and during travels in Europe. They do not buy or sell anything online.

“We already have regular customers just for selling records,” Michael Weldon said.

Music for sale includes jazz, rock and R&B from the 1950s to the ’90s. Jimi Hen­drix, Nirvana, The Allman Bro­thers, Elvis Presley and James Brown are a small sampling of thousands of records, Weldon said.

The Weldons married in the 1980s and opened the original Psychotronic in New York City, operating it until the early 1990s. They then ran the store in Virginia for 13 years before moving to Augusta.

The store also sells hand-blown beads, fused glass beads and jewelry made by Mia Weldon.

Michael Weldon wrote a book on horror and science fiction movies called The Psycho­tronic Encyclopedia of Film. He also published Psycho­tronic Video magazine for 20 years and was a radio disc jockey in Virginia.

The Weldons recently bought the Reid Range buil­ding, a circa-1820 building at 586 Broad St. that was on His­tor­ic Augusta’s 2012 En­dang­ered Properties list. It needs a complete restoration before Psy­cho­tro­nic moves in, Michael Weldon said.

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Andrew Shearer
Andrew Shearer 11/28/12 - 10:56 am

I'm in Athens, and I'm definitely taking a road trip to this store.

Mike's books are the most often read in my library, and they're what inspired me to start writing about film (my weekly column has run in the Banner-Herald for the past 3 years).

I owe him a handshake, and hope to get his autograph.

Brad Owens
Brad Owens 11/28/12 - 08:15 pm
Great news...

Congrats and good luck.

Steven Uhles
Steven Uhles 11/28/12 - 10:00 pm
Hey mom, I think I'm going to

Hey mom, I think I'm going to need an advance on my allowance.

David Parker
David Parker 11/29/12 - 11:36 am
Great spot and way to go

Great spot and way to go saving the building. Those blocks adjacent to the Commons are going to be premium locations as things catch up downtown.

CATFISHSTEW 11/30/12 - 04:23 am
Great idea for down town.

I don't know how many old albums you carried and they are back in style.You should do well and the best of luck to you. There are others in town that have tens of thousands in their collections in mint condition.a guy name Robert and I think Ed Turner has giant collections. When they made Lp's they should have stop there, the best sound come from the old School .

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