Written and reported by Stan Golovchuk and Jennifer Fisher.
One of Evanston's last used record and movie store will be closing forever on Sunday.
The story is still buying music and movies, while selling its remaining inventory for 25 percent off, according to its website.
Owner Johnny Balmer posted a message on the store's website on Aug. 23, saying he was taking offers to purchase the store.
"After nearly two decades in music retail, I’ve decided to focus my attention on my other endeavors. Being a business owner is not easy," he wrote. "Second Hand Tunes in Evanston is for sale! Please do some soul searching and be sure you possess that entrepreneurial fire in your belly first. Also, financial ability will be required prior to any serious negotiations. No phone calls or unannounced store visits. Email email@example.com."
Store manager Adam Mitchell said that Balmer purchased Second Hand Tunes in 2002, and the Evanston store was originally one of several locations around the Chicago area.
Other stores in Lincoln Park, Hyde Park and Oak Park, among other locations, were sold and continue to operate under different names, according to Mitchell.