Sam The Record Man Closes Its Landmark Toronto Store

Published: 2007-05-31
Since opening their doors in 1961, Sam the Record Man has been a landmark in the Toronto music scene where patrons have come to hang out and browse through the charming vintage store's unique collection at an economical price. Jason and Bobby Sniderman, sons of founder Sam Sniderman said the close was due to declining CD sales and a shift to music downloads. "We are making a responsible decision in recognizing the status of the record industry and the increasing impact of technology," said Bobby Sniderman.

Once Canada's top music retailer, Sam The Record Man was also a place that gave Canadian records a chance among franchises that preferred to showcase imports. "Sam the Record Man is the most recognizable name in the Canadian Music Industry, an iconic legacy that will forever endure..." says Bobby Sniderman.

Sam The Record Man will close its Yonge Street location on June 30. The 2 other independent franchise locations in Belleville and Sarnia will remain open.

Writer: Soul Shine Staff



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