By JAMES WHITE

MARIETTA, Ga. –

Antiques on the Square and Sweet Melissa Records is located in downtown Marietta and has been open for 27 years. The business houses a 3-in-1 Omni channel antique store, record store and sells vinyl record players. Photo by James White
Antiques on the Square and Sweet Melissa Records is located in downtown Marietta and has been open for 27 years. The business houses a 3-in-1 Omni channel antique store, record store and sells vinyl record players. Photo by James White
Display of various antiques for sale through the front window glass of Antiques on the Square. Photo by James White
Display of various antiques for sale through the front window glass of Antiques on the Square. Photo by James White
Various cameras that are on sale that have been bought, salvaged and collected in the 27 years since Antiques on the Square has been in existence. Photo by James White
Various cameras that are on sale that have been bought, salvaged and collected in the 27 years since Antiques on the Square has been in existence. Photo by James White
Hugh McGill, 57, sifts through the stores collection of miscellaneous items when he visits with his wife and sister-in-law. Photo by James White
Hugh McGill, 57, sifts through the stores collection of miscellaneous items when he visits with his wife and sister-in-law. Photo by James White
An antique English vinyl record player on sale for $100. It still functions and plays despite more than 50 years of use. Photo by James White.
An antique English vinyl record player on sale for $100. It still functions and plays despite more than 50 years of use. Photo by James White.
Antiques on the Square also has an extensive catalogue of vintage iconic magazines such as Life, Ebony and Time magazines. The collection, which attracts many customers, is an archive of household issues that dated before World War II. Photo by James White
Antiques on the Square also has an extensive catalogue of vintage iconic magazines such as Life, Ebony and Time magazines. The collection, which attracts many customers, is an archive of household issues that dated before World War II. Photo by James White
The broad selection of the store also offers books that are bought from people who no longer have use for them. The collection of life magazines dating back to the 60’s can also be seen. Photo by James White
The broad selection of the store also offers books that are bought from people who no longer have use for them. The collection of life magazines dating back to the 60’s can also be seen. Photo by James White
Sweet Melissa Records evolved from just an antique store to a store that also sells vinyl records. Because so many people buy vinyl, the store also began selling turntables and sound systems. The systems pictured can cost as much as $4999. Photo by James White
Sweet Melissa Records evolved from just an antique store to a store that also sells vinyl records. Because so many people buy vinyl, the store also began selling turntables and sound systems. The systems pictured can cost as much as $4999. Photo by James White
Rhett Whatley, 27, curating records and preparing for the annual Backroom Sale during the Marietta Street Fest. Sweet Melissa Records with have a booth outside on the square with vinyl records for sale. The records range from 78 rpm records to long play records that range from classical music to old school hip-hop. Photo by James White
Rhett Whatley, 27, curating records and preparing for the annual Backroom Sale during the Marietta Street Fest. Sweet Melissa Records with have a booth outside on the square with vinyl records for sale. The records range from 78 rpm records to long play records that range from classical music to old school hip-hop. Photo by James White
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