University of Windsor music program holds moving sale
Future of school's famous pop machine remains unclear
For 47 years, instruments, electrical equipment and a distinct smell have been building up at the University of Windsor's music building — but with a move to a state-of-the-art site at the former Windsor Armouries marching closer, it's time to clear house.
Before it was purchased by the university in the late 1960s, the music building was a laundromat, bowling alley and hair salon.
The School of Creative Arts hosted a moving sale this week in an effort to clear away keyboards, pianos and even a homemade violin that have been gathering dust.
"It's sort of a living history of all of the people who have studied and worked here," said Vincent Georgie, the school's incoming director.
Among the items that may move downtown with the school is its legendary pop machine — famous for its faux-wood design and for offering both Pepsi and Coke at the rock bottom price of 60 cents.
Georgie said he wasn't sure what the future for the machine might be, but added its nostalgic value can't be denied.
"It's kind of the flag of the building," he said. "We'll try to maintain the price of pop. I'll keep an eye on that."
The sale continues until 7 p.m. Thursday.