Little Shop of Records owners Sandi and Grant Polston assist customers in their recently opened store.
Credit Photo by Kati Baird
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Can you remember the last time you were in a record store? Chances are good it’s been a while.
Music retailing has been decimated in recent years by the advent of audio streaming and music piracy. So it came as something of a surprise to learn that a new record store opened recently here in Middle Tennessee.
Grant Polston and his wife Sandy are co-owners of Little Shop of Records, located just off the square in downtown Murfreesboro.
Dr. Tim Graeff, Director of the Middle Tennessee State University Office of Consumer Research
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Following a sharp drop last fall, consumer confidence is on the rise in Middle Tennessee.
Dr. Tim Graeff directs the Office of Consumer Research at Middle Tennessee State University, and he's just completed his latest quarterly survey of mid-state consumer confidence.
“At the end of January we found an increase in consumers optimism. Consumers do seem to be a little more optimistic. They have little bit more positive outlook on the economy. Not just the current economy, but the future of the economy.”
The MTSU Women in STEM Center is using a $10,000 grant from the American Association of University Women Foundation to eventually expose at least 1,000 Southern girls to career possibilities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.
The AAUW Foundation awarded the 2012-13 Community Action Grant last year, with some of the funds used for upcoming events at MTSU, including the Feb. 6-8 Girls Raised in Tennessee Science (GRITS) Collaborative Project Annual Conference.