See & Do
Hoehyeon Secondhand LP Arcade has nestled in an underground shopping center in Hoehyeon-dong since 1980s, and mainly deals in LPs (long-playing records) which have been discontinued. After reorganization of the shopping center in 2003, the number of the LP stores dwindled to just a handful. However, since domestic production for LPs stopped in 2004, this arcade has become a popular place with LP enthusiasts.
Hoehyeon Secondhand LP Arcade is situated in Hoehyeon Underground Shopping Center in the basement of Shinsegae Department Store; stores in the arcade stock secondhand CDs as well as LPs. Outside the stores, boxes are stacked with what appears at a glance to be thousands of LPs and CDs. Many of the record jackets are well-thumbed, reminding us how much history the albums contain. Seeing the musician’s name on each record is like peeking at an old movie.