Sunrise Records Canada - New Stores opening thread.

Discussion in 'Music, Movie and Hardware Store Guide' started by jimod99, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. Blair G.

    Blair G. Senior Member

    Delta, BC, Canada
    Unfortunately old school record stores seem to be a dying breed.
    I contribute to that by buying online, but when I go into most B&M stores, including Sunrise, I can’t find anything I’m interested in.
    Catch 22
  2. Avenging Robot

    Avenging Robot Senior Member

    Well to be fair there's a pretty significant difference between a good B&M record shop and your typical Sunrise location. Sunrise seems more focused on Funko Pops than music nowadays.
    Blair G. likes this.
  3. Torontotom

    Torontotom Forum Resident

    I wish I had seen this thread because I went to Sherway today and was sad to see the signage and the staff inside packing. It's too bad, it was a nice store. Their selection for Blu-Rays was excellent and the music selection was okay overall.
  4. eddiel

    eddiel Senior Member

    Toronto, Canada
    I was with a friend (in the industry) last week and he told me that FYE (US) are the buyer for Sunrise in Canada.

    Not sure why, but I think buyer for Sunrise up and quit.

    Probably explains the Funko Pops focus. :)

    When you google FYE record store, it shows there's one in the Eaton Centre in Toronto. Click on the link and it goes to the Sunrise website and under locations FYE Eaton Centre is listed.
  5. Blair G.

    Blair G. Senior Member

    Delta, BC, Canada
    Makes sense, better buying power if they combine forces
  6. jimod99

    jimod99 Daddy or chips? Thread Starter

    Ottawa, ON
    Sunrise have owned FYE since 2020 Sunrise Records Acquires FYE From Trans World Entertainment | Billboard – Billboard

    The Sunrise store in the Rideau Centre in Ottawa was rebranded as an FYE a while ago when it moved into a smaller store in the mall.
  7. Daryl M

    Daryl M Senior Member

    London, Ontario
    One of the two stores here in town has closed permanently, sadly.

    DIDXDIDP Well-Known Member

    Checked for several upcoming releases over the next few weeks. Prices are through the roof! Either they are heavily in debt to their suppliers or they want these CD's to sit on the shelf

    Depeche Mode - Memento Mori - $20.99 (Sony)
    Miley Cyrus - Endless Summer Vacation - $17.99 (Sony)
    Lana Del Rey - Tunnel/Ocean Blvd. - $17.99 (UMG)

    DIDXDIDP Well-Known Member

    Edit. Depeche Mode - Memento Mori CD is $19.99

    Metallica - 72 Seasons - $18.99 (Warner)

    DIDXDIDP Well-Known Member

    online ordering from sunrise website is currently under construction/maintenance. see the notice on their website.

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