Published Jan 20, 2016Vancouver fans of electronic music will have one less location to pick up their wares, as brick-and-mortar shop Pacific Rhythm is closing its doors.
The store released a lengthy post on Instagram explaining that they've decided to move out of their Chinatown location and let Black Medicine Tattoo take over their building.
They'll continue hawking records through their online store, and hope to reopen at a different location later this year. That said, the struggling Canadian dollar might be a factor in whether or not they can continue operations.
Here's their statement in full:
Hello citizens of Vancouver, British Columbia and beyond,
As a few of you may have heard January 2016 will be Pacific Rhythm's last month stationed at 441 Gore Avenue. Our friends at @blackmedicinetattoo have grown exponentially over the last few months and it's time for them to expand into the rest of the shop. We'll be taking the next few months to concentrate on releasing records and focusing our attention on our soon to be relaunched online store. We have plans to return to a new mixed retail space sometime before the end of 2016 (Canadian dollar permitting). We are also currently working on a handful of events that we'll be announcing shortly, including a special 10 hour live radio broadcast that will take place in-store early next week.
In the meanwhile we'll be putting all remaining stock on sale, come by and snag something special at a nice price.
Thanks to everybody who came through 441 Gore this past year, it meant the world to us.
Thanks to Resident Advisor for the tip.