Rhino Records to return for charity

Rhino Records in WestwoodFrom May 17-31, Rhino Records will re-open near its original Westwood Boulevard location. Rhino, which closed in 2006, did the resurrection by pop-up thing during the holiday season in 2007. This time it will be to benefit the local charity Chrysalis Enterprises, and Chris Morris reports in Variety there will be ties to the store's quirky culture.

Founded in 1973, the Rhino store was a funky, fun-loving nexus for hipsters and collectors. It moved to a larger location on Westwood and diversified into the collectibles market before closing its doors in January 2006....

Several special events, including an old-timers day, are planned. [Store founder Richard] Foos said singer-songwriter Emitt Rhodes' '60s band the Merry-Go-Round will reunite for an in-store performance.

"It should be like the old Rhino," Foos said. "We're bringing back the spirit of the old store."

The pop-up will be at 1740 Westwood Boulevard, three doors down from the original address at 1720 Westwood.

Photo: TJ Sullivan

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