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Long-time Evanston record store 2nd Hand Tunes at 800 Dempster St. is closing effective Sunday.

Owner Johnny Balmer told fans on the store’s Facebook page recently that he’s looking fo someone with “entrepreneurial fire in your belly” to take over the shop.

Balmer, meanwhile, is focusing on his online sales efforts from his warehouse on Ravenswood Avenue in Chicago. He says he’s been selling online since the 1990s and run retail shops since 1974.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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