Standards: A Record Store… where audiophiles go to find that lost LP

Standards: A Record Store has become a must-stop for North County music fans who love the sound coming from vinyl recordings.  Since opening in 2012, owner Colin Tappe has kept true to the his favorite small independent record shops by keeping organized boxes filled with an ever-changing selection of good-condition LPs.

Nothing fancy.  No hype.  Just great music of every style.  Now, as vinyl makes a major comeback, Standards rides the wave as it always has done.  Find quality albums old and new.  Fill the boxes.  Keep the turntable spinning.  And greet customers seven-days-a-week.

Check out the video to hear more from Colin.


The Districts



Rich with Vista’s heritage including Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, Rancho Guajome Adobe and Vista Skate Park


Easy Hwy. 78 access to commercial district of shops and restaurants including the famous Vista Farmer’s Market


Vista’s “walk-around” Downtown Arts District featuring theaters, restaurants, six craft breweries, dozens of independent shops, music venues and public art everywhere


Home to many of Vista’s famous craft beverage spots including beer, wine, kombucha, hard seltzer along with many onsite restaurants