Vinyl hunters in Minnesota will have one less music store to visit as Electric Fetus has announced the closing of its Duluth location following 33 years of business.

A lengthy statement posted by the store’s Facebook account Monday pointed to the effects of COVID being one of the main drivers for the store’s official closing. The store had been closed to in-person shopping since March 2020.

Electric Fetus’s Minneapolis location remains open.

Electric Fetus first opened in Minneapolis in 1968 before moving to it’s current Twin Cities location at 2000 South 4th Avenue in 1972. According to its website, “the original Electric Fetus was as much of a cultural experience as a retail establishment.”

Electric Fetus’s St. Cloud location opened in 1987 in the home of another former record store, the Wax Museum. Expansion continued north in 1987 with the opening of the Duluth store.

The St. Cloud site ceased operations in 2014

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