Published Jun 26, 2019After seven years of slinging records on College Street, Toronto's June Records has announced plans to close the location in the wake of building ownership changing hands.
"It is with a heavy heart that I must bear the news that after 7 years of existing at 662 College Street, Toronto, that our building has been sold and we will have to vacate the premises by the end of August," owner Ian Cheung wrote on the shop's website.
He continued: "What this means for June Records is a bit up in the air, as the rental market for commercial real estate in this city has increased significantly over the years. If we can find the right spot we will relocate, however we cannot guarantee finding something that will work within the period of time presented."
In making the announcement, Cheung also detailed plans for ensuing store closing sales, set to begin this Saturday (June 29). He added that the store will not be accepting new pre-orders and will issue refunds on items that don't reach the store by July 20.
"It would be utterly IMPOSSIBLE to thank all the amazing people we've collaborated/partnered/crossed paths/hosted events/exchanged moments with over the past 7 years," Cheung concluded. "There's simply too many people and too much love we've gotten that helped to make our shop a special place during its brief journey. With broad strokes I'd like to thank all the labels, promoters, artists, makers, producers, selectors, industry people, and of course all of our amazing customers who have graced us with their existence. Thank you all for the love, time and care you've shared with us."
Earlier this year, June Records opened a dedicated performance space within the shop.