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BELLFLOWER — For Mike Morrow, a scratched record is better than a new CD any day. "CD's don't sound right to me. I like scratches. I like to listen to them; that's what I grew up with," he said.

Morrow's love of records and his wife's passion for antiques has led the couple to open up a new business in Bellflower: M & D's Antiques and Records.

The store is located at 109 Latcha in downtown Bellflower, across the street from the Lion's Den Restaurant.

Mike and Doreene Morrow, who have been married for nearly 10 years, say they have always wanted a place to keep and sell their record and antique collection.

When a historic, 1,200-square-foot building went up for sale, the two decided to make that dream come true. They also hope to add something more to Bellflower, a town with a population of 421.

"It's a friendly little town. (We hope) this business kind of helps the town," Mike Morrow said. "People come in and they're happy we're here."

The records range in price from $1 to $50, depending on the artist and the condition. Some Beatles records are priced around $45. The store also offers VHS tapes, DVDs, books, comic books and CDs as well as Watkins products, antique tools and furniture.

Vendors from Farmer City and Mansfield also have items for sale, including antique postcards.

Doreene Morrow, a nurse at LeRoy Manor, said if the store is successful, she may retire and dedicate all of her time to the business. The couple plan to add a Farmer's Market in the summer if the store goes over well.

The business is open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

New business opens in Bellflower

BYLINE2:By Kelly Youngblood

BYLINE1:fcjournal@mchsi.com

BELLFLOWER — For Mike Morrow, a scratched record is better than a new CD any day. "CD's don't sound right to me. I like scratches. I like to listen to them; that's what I grew up with," he said.

Morrow's love of records and his wife's passion for antiques has led the couple to open up a new business in Bellflower: M & D's Antiques and Records.

The store is located at 109 Latcha in downtown Bellflower, across the street from the Lion's Den Restaurant.

Mike and Doreene Morrow, who have been married for nearly 10 years, say they have always wanted a place to keep and sell their record and antique collection.

When a historic, 1,200-square-foot building went up for sale, the two decided to make that dream come true. They also hope to add something more to Bellflower, a town with a population of 421.

"It's a friendly little town. (We hope) this business kind of helps the town," Mike Morrow said. "People come in and they're happy we're here."

The records range in price from $1 to $50, depending on the artist and the condition. Some Beatles records are priced around $45. The store also offers VHS tapes, DVDs, books, comic books and CDs as well as Watkins products, antique tools and furniture.

Vendors from Farmer City and Mansfield also have items for sale, including antique postcards.

Doreene Morrow, a nurse at LeRoy Manor, said if the store is successful, she may retire and dedicate all of her time to the business. The couple plan to add a Farmer's Market in the summer if the store goes over well.

The business is open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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