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As HMV Departs, Sunrise Records, er, Rises

Back in 2014, Sunrise Records had shrunk to just five locations. Perhaps sensing the end, the chain put it up for sale and purchased by Doug Putman, who was all of 29-years-old at the time. Over the next couple of years, the chain expanded to nine stores. Then HMV announced it was dying.

Doug swooped in and negotiated lease deals for 70 and then another 29 HMV spaces. Add in the nine existing stores and the new Sunrise will be found in 108 places across the country. That’s more than the 102 HMV had when it announced its bankruptcy.

HMV stores are liquidating and closing fast, with many shuttering by the end of this month. The last stores will close April 30–if they last that long.

Meanwhile, some of the new Sunrise stores will start opening April 1–and in some pretty high-profile places, too. Here’s the latest list of Sunrise locations. Chances are there will be one near you.

Metropolis at Metrotown, Burnaby
Coquitlam Centre, Coquitlam
Orchard Park, Kelowna
Pine Centre Mall, Prince George
Guildford Town Centre, Surrey

Market Mall, Calgary
Southcentre Mall, Calgary
Sunridge Mall, Calgary
Chinook Centre, Calgary
Marlborough Mall, Calgary
Bonnie Doon SC, Edmonton
West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton
Londonderry Mall, Edmonton
Kingsway Mall, Edmonton
Peter Pond Mall, Fort McMurray
Prairie Mall SC, Grande Prairie
Park Place Mall, Lethbridge
Medicine Hat Mall, Medicine Hat

Southland Mall, Regina
Lawson Heights Mall, Saskatoon
Cornwall SC, Regina
Midtown Plaza, Saskatoon

Kildonan Place, Winnipeg
Polo Park Mall, Winnipeg

Bayfield Mall, Barrie
Georgian Mall, Barrie
Quinte Mall, Belleville
Bramalea City Centre, Brampton
Lynden Park Mall, Brantford
Burlington Mall, Burlington
Cambridge Centre, Cambridge
Sherway Gardens, Etobicoke
Cloverdale Mall, Etobicoke
Stone Road Mall, Guelph
Limeridge Mall, Hamilton
Fairview Park, Kitchener
Masonville Place, London
White Oaks Mall, London
Square One SC, Mississauga
Upper Canada Mall, Newmarket
Northgate SC, North Bay
Fairview Mall, North York
Place D’Orleans SC, Orleans
Carlingwood Mall, Ottawa
Rideau Centre, Ottawa
St. Laurent SC, Ottawa
Heritage Place, Owen Sound
Lansdowne Mall, Peterborough
Pickering Town Centre, Pickering
Station Mall, Sault Ste. Marie
Pen Centre, St. Catharines
New Sudbury Centre, Sudbury
Intercity SC, Thunder Bay
Devonshire Mall, Windsor

Galeries d’Anjou, Anjou
Place du Royaume, Chicoutimi
Promenades Drummondville, Drummondville
Les Promenades Gatineau, Gatineau
Les Galeries de Hull, Gatineau
Carrefour Angrignon, Lasalle
Carrefour Laval, Laval
Les Galeries Chagnon, Lévis
Fairview Pointe-Claire, Pointe-Claire
Fleur de Lys, Québec
Galeries Rive Nord, Repentigny
Place Rosemère, Rosemère
Carrefour du Nord, Saint-Jerome
Promenades St-Bruno, Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville
Galeries Terrebonne, Terrebonne
Les Rivières, Trois-Rivières
La Grande place des Bois-Francs, Victoriaville
Galeries de la Capitale, Québec

Mic Mac Mall, Dartmouth

Champlain Mall, Dieppe
Regent Mall, Fredericton
McAllister Place, Saint John

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One thought on “As HMV Departs, Sunrise Records, er, Rises

  • Whoo hoo! Kitchener, Cambridge and Guelph!

    I’m a happy boy.


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