Vino & Vinyl, which opened June 1, is a business owned by Missouri City resident Paul Killingsworth that sells wine and records. Killingsworth said he wanted to open a shop that appealed to both wine buyers and record collectors.
“I was frustrated with the big-box stores and the corporate wine destinations,” he said. “You see a lot of the same brands everywhere you go, and I wanted to just focus on these small family-owned wineries and the stuff that is made by hand. With the records I am trying to appeal to the younger generation and those who grew up listening to vinyl.”
The idea to open his business in Missouri City not only stemmed from a desire to open close to home but also to provide the community with something it was lacking and that might appeal to young parents such as himself.
“I feel like people my age, if they didn’t have kids, would totally be living in the city,” he said. “If you have people who are starting to build a family, a lot of the time it makes more sense for them to raise their family in the suburbs. But they are still people who want the cool restaurants and the cool places to go [to], so I am trying to provide that.”