August 25, 2023
Music Industry

The New Sunrise Records Will Be Even Bigger. 29 More HMV Stores Added to the Pile.

At a dinner with Sunrise Records CEO Doug Putnam–the guy who wants to fill the massive retail gap left by the demise of HMV–he told me that he wanted all 102 HMV locations but not all landlords were willing to discuss the situation. But with all the positive press since the announcement that Sunrise will move into 70 former HMV locations, another 29 locations have come on board. When up to full speed, the new Sunrise will operate out of 108 stores, making it bigger than what HMV is leaving behind. Sunrise will soon stretch from coast-to-coast. More store locations are set to be announced on March 20.

Also worth reading: “Why Sunrise Records Thinks It Can Succeed Where HMV Failed.”

Here’s the latest list of additions.

Metrotown – Burnaby, BC
Orchard Park – Kelowna, BC

Sunridge Mall – Calgary, AB
Marlborough Mall – Calgary, AB
West Edmonton Mall – Edmonton, AB (20,000 square foot store with performance stage)
Londonderry Mall – Edmonton, AB
Peter Pond Mall – Fort McMurray, AB
Park Place Mall – Lethbridge, AB
Medicine Hat Mall – Medicine Hat, AB

Southland Mall – Regina, SK

Kildonan Place – Winnipeg, MB
Polo Park – Winnipeg, MB

Quinte Mall – Belleville
Stone Road Mall – Guelph, ON
Limeridge Mall – Hamilton, ON
Square One – Mississauga, ON
Place d’Orléans – Ottawa, ON
Heritage Place Mall – Owen Sound, ON
Pickering Town Centre – Pickering, ON
Station Mall – Sault Ste. Marie, ON
The Pen Centre – St Catharines, ON

Les Galeries de Hull – Hull, QC
Place Fleur de Lys – Québec, QC
Promenades St-Bruno – Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, QC
Place du Royaume – Saguenay, QC
Centre commercial Les Rivières – Trois-Rivières, QC
La Grande place des Bois-Francs – Victoriaville, QC

McAllister Place – Saint John, NB
Regent Mall – Fredericton, NB


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