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New Location

Moldy Toes Records
221 South Ola Vista, San Clemente

Owner Tom Rule said he aims to please vinyl collectors both old and new. Photo: Jacob Onofrio
Owner Tom Rule said he aims to please vinyl collectors both old and new. Photo: Jacob Onofrio


Compiled By Jacob Onofrio

After finishing its first year of business, San Clemente’s Moldy Toes Records has packed up and moved to a new location.

Located just one street over from the original store, the shop provides a wide array of both new and used vinyl records and CDs from a multitude of genres. Moldy Toes Records also carries a varied selection of Crosley brand turntables, music-related T-shirts and accepts vinyl and CD trade-ins.

Owner Tom Rule said Moldy Toes aims to offer fair prices on what he calls “the largest selection of new records in south Orange County” and prides himself on the quality of his used products.

“I’m really select on what I put out,” Rule said.

A 25-year veteran of the music business, Rule opened the store last August as a way to step back into the world of music.

“It was either this or buy a convertible,” Rule said in jest. “I’ve always been associated with music, and I haven’t done it for a long time. I wanted to get back into it”

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