With a little help from his friends, Brad Hales is still unpacking. The shelves of his personalized, one-of-kind shop are filling up with shoeboxes with labels like “Early James Brown,” or ’60s Funk.” The walls are being painted in primary colors, covered with bright, cheerful murals. It looks like he hired the Jackson 5 as interior designers.
Peoples Records, one of Metro Detroit’s most eclectic vinyl shops, is starting a new life in a new location. And bursting with new life it is.