Sunrise Records reveals locations of 29 new stores in former HMV space
Even more stores expected to be announced on March 20
Sunrise Records has revealed the locations of 29 new music stores it plans to open in former HMV properties.
The Toronto-based chain recently said it plans to open as many as 70 stores across the country after buying up properties made vacant when HMV went into receivership earlier this year.
The expansions announced Thursday will take the formerly regional chain to all major markets coast to coast from British Columbia to Quebec and the Atlantic provinces.
The new stores will be operational in April, and more locations will be announced on March 20. But for now we know there will be new stores in the following locations.
- Metrotown – Burnaby.
- Orchard Park – Kelowna.
- Sunridge Mall – Calgary.
- Marlborough Mall – Calgary.
- West Edmonton Mall (including stage for performances).
- Londonderry Mall – Edmonton.
- Peter Pond Mall – Fort McMurray.
- Park Place Mall – Lethbridge.
- Medicine Hat Mall – Medicine Hat.
- Southland Mall – Regina.
- Kildonan Place – Winnipeg.
- Polo Park – Winnipeg.
- Quinte Mall – Belleville.
- Stone Road Mall – Guelph.
- Limeridge Mall – Hamilton.
- Square One – Mississauga.
- Place d'Orléans – Ottawa.
- Heritage Place Mall – Owen Sound.
- Pickering Town Centre – Pickering.
- Station Mall – Sault Ste. Marie.
- The Pen Centre – St. Catharines.
- Les Galeries de Hull – Hull.
- Place Fleur de Lys – Quebec City.
- Promenades St-Bruno – Saint Bruno.
- Place du Royaume – Saguenay.
- Centre commercial Les Rivières – Trois-Rivieres.
- La Grande place des Bois-Francs – Victoriaville.
- McAllister Place – Saint John.
- Regent Mall – Fredericton.
The chain previously told CBC News part of its plan for the new stores will be a heavy focus on vinyl, which is seeing a resurgent popularity. Every location will have more than 2,000 titles of vinyl in stock at all locations.
But stock of CDs will also expand by about 50 per cent, and there will be "a massively expanded apparel section," the company said in a release.