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One of the oldest record stores in the South is celebrating its four decades in the music business.

Wuxtry Records opened in a space on Foundry Street in Athens on March 1, 1976, then moved to a downtown corner three months later and expanded over the years, The Athens Banner-Herald reported.

Owner Dan Wall calls that space "the best corner in the best college town in America."

The weathered yellow sign and windows covered in artist posters have been icons of the store since Wall started it with friend Mark Methe.