Do you remember Coconuts Music & Movie Stores?
Folks in the Chicago area will remember this spot for CDs and tapes. The chain eventually expanded to other states.
Coconuts Music and Movies always had the latest popular vinyl, cassettes and, by the end of the ’80s, CDs, as well as related gear like blank cassettes and VHS tapes. Coconuts Music and Movies thrived in the ’80s, selling not just music, but also home video game consoles and games cartridges. The chain survived changing formats, bankruptcy and competition from big box stores, but by 2001, Coconuts Music and Movies — along with several other music chains — was purchased by Trans World Entertainment, which converted all of the locations into f.y.e. stores.
The Rise & Fall of Coconuts Music & Movies
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