PEORIA, Sick. (WMBD) – On the age of 73, Craig Moore has all the time been surrounded by the sounds of music. His dad purchased him his first file participant in kindergarten.
“These had been magic, . What got here off of these information simply was superb. And no matter it was about that, it caught,” he stated.
The present sparked Moore’s ardour to play music. He joined a rock and roll band within the 1960’s. Nevertheless it was the place Moore went throughout that point that spotlighted one other ardour of his.
Moore stated, “Any band I used to be ever in—if we traveled to a city, the primary place I went was the file retailer. I’d discover the file retailer and go there.”
That’s when the wheels began spinning for Moore. In 1984, he opened his personal file retailer on Important Avenue in Peoria. In 1998, he expanded to College Avenue, calling the shop Youthful Than Yesterday.
However quick ahead to 2020, the coronavirus pandemic and shutdowns hit. They took a toll on enterprise and Moore’s well being. He defined that he was within the hospital with momentary amnesia for 2 days on the finish of March.
“The neurologist says that that was stress I wasn’t even conscious of and it simply hit me and I used to be like type of disconnected for a few days,” Moore stated.
Months later, Moore stated he additionally underwent a second open-heart surgical procedure in October. However neither well being scares nor a two-month lengthy shutdown may cease Moore from pulling out all of the stops.
“I by no means shut down a day in my entire life. You understand, I by no means ever—I by no means missed a gig. I by no means cancelled a gig,” stated Moore. “Once I opened the enterprise, it was open seven days per week.”
He’s been capable of maintain the enterprise by means of mail orders. Involved, however decided, Moore is pushing by means of and singing the praises of his clients.
“The rationale I’ve a file retailer is folks. You understand, the rationale I play in rock and roll bands for many of my life is folks. You understand, I like folks and we now have an excellent time in right here.”
Youthful Than Yesterday is situated at 2615 N. College St. in Peoria.