2500 16th St.
M-Th: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fri. and Sat.: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sun: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
(916) 441-2500
Russ Solomon
(Opened in June 2007)
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R5 is a music and video store founded by Russ Solomon, the founder of Tower Records. Solomon plans to have R5 keep the same philosophy as Tower did, with long daily hours and similar breadth of selection.

After Tower Records closed down all of their stores, employees at the Sacramento Location put up a banner reading, "Thanks Russ. You're still our hero."

Russ Solomon could not let Tower Records die, so he put together some financing and opened R5 Records at the site of the original Tower Records. R stands for Russ and 5 is his favorite number. The store retains the same signature red and yellow colors of Tower Records. It has the same look and feel but with a new name.

His ambition is for R5 to become another multi-store chain, according to an interview with the Sacramento Bee.

External links

Let the music play (and DVDs too) - Chris Macias/Sacramento Bee (21Q) - June 25, 2007 Tower founder puts new spin on record store - David Barton/Sacramento Bee - June 9, 2007

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