Best Music Shop: Hastings
Crossroads residents flock to Hastings for their music needs. At least, that's what Victoria Advocate's Best of Best contest results say.
The 7-year-old store has more than 4,000 CDs to choose from as well as sheet music for guitars, bass and banjo.
"We, as a department, try to create a fun, upbeat shopping experience," lifestyles manager Zane Kallus said.
The workers keep the experience fun by pointing customers in the right direction. For example, the George Strait CD is hot right now - so hot it's flying off the shelves.
"So we try to introduce them to similar artists who have taken a few notes from King George," Kallus said.
5206 N. Navarro St.
Hours: 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday-Saturday
7800 N. Navarro St., Suite No. 145
Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday
Collins Music Center
3112 F N. Navarro St.
Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; closed Sundays
Also three other locations in Bay City, El Campo and Richmond