AUSTIN, Texas — Central Texans have seen many businesses shutting down because of the COVID-19 pandemic. KVUE wants to help "Keep Austin Local" by highlighting small businesses that might need a little help.
On Friday, KVUE stopped by Aaron’s Rock and Roll in South Austin.
The store has been around since the '60s. In the mid-'80s, the store moved from its South Congress location to its Sixth Street location. The newest Aaron’s Rock and Roll lease was signed in February 2020.
The owner, Gary McCreight, has been working for the store since the '90s. He said due to the pandemic, they will very likely be closing the downtown location sometime this year.
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“If it weren’t for help from the government and the significant reduction in rent from my landlords downtown, I would have defaulted on the new lease and all of it would be closed,” he said.
Aaron’s Rock and Roll has a large selection of band and horror movie merchandise. They also have stickers, patches, vintage toys and VHS tapes. The South Austin location has vinyl and is looking to buy more vintage items – and more vinyl.
You can find Aaron’s Rock and Roll at 3005 South Lamar Blvd., #B107, in Austin Texas, or online here.