MILFORD \u2014 One of Jay Reason\u2019s first jobs was working at a record store \u2014 and now he\u2019s set to open one of his own that he hopes will become a destination spot. Reason\u2019s store \u2014 Static Era \u2014 held a preview opening last week at 43 River St., and will officially open on Oct. 16. The shop will, of course, offer records, but he said it\u2019ll also have a medley of different merchandise \u2014 from band T-shirts and hoodies to Super7 and Funko toys and soaps from South Africa. The business\u2019 name \u2014 a nod to the Misfits\u2019 album \u201cStatic Age\u201d \u2014 is also the same as one of Reason\u2019s labels, Static Era Records, which launched about a year ago. Reason, a Milford resident who has previously been in the bands, Voice of Reason and The Distance, also has another label called Wargod Collective. \u201cThe storefront is basically an extension of the labels I do, but obviously carrying major label releases, new stuff, toys,\u201d he said. \u201cIt\u2019s really just like an illusion of the business and kind of adapting with what\u2019s happening out there with no live shows and no outlets to sell products for some of the bands that we put out in the releases I do.\u201d Reason wants it to be a community space where people could come and go, even if they\u2019re not necessarily purchasing something. It\u2019ll be \u201creally crazy looking,\u201d he said, with decorations like a piece of art lit up with UV lights. \u201cEven if you\u2019re not a record fan, if you saw the space before and just come in, your mind is going to be blown,\u201d Reason said. \u201cWithout revealing too many secrets, I\u2019ve done a lot of work to the space and there\u2019s all kinds of cool little neat things to look at. I think people will trip out, for sure.\u201d And when it comes to the records they\u2019ll sell, Reason emphasized they\u2019ll have a wide selection, including \u201ctop-40 stuff, hip hop, rock, metal.\u201d He said they\u2019ll also have exclusive colors for vinyls that are special to the Milford location. \u201cI can special order just about anything anybody wants. We have accounts with every major distributor,\u201d he said. \u201cI can also help track down any records \u2014 we work with a network of record buyers and collectors, so if somebody had like a white whale on their list, depending on what their budget is, I can definitely do that, too.\u201d He said one of his goals is to have his own vinyl pressing machine at some point so people could watch the record-making process unfold and shop, \u201cvery similar to Jack White\u2019s Third Man record stores in Detroit and in Nashville.\u201d For now, though, he\u2019s just \u201creally excited\u201d to get started. \u201cI\u2019m stoked on the challenge to do it in a time like this,\u201d he said. Static Era will be open Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 6 p.m., starting Oct. 16.