Record Row

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Record Row | history | The 500 block of Seymour Street. In the 1980s and early 90s it was packed with record stores, among them Track Records, Sam the Record Man, A&B Sound, Odyssey Imports, A&A, and Collector’s RPM. Sadly, not a single record store remains on Record Row today.

Usage: “I miss going down to Record Row on a Saturday afternoon and blowing my cash tips on a shit tonne of vinyl.”

Record Row
The 500 block of Seymour Street. Once upon a pre-internet time (80s) it was packed with record stores, among them Track Records, Sam the Record Man, A&B Sound, Odyssey Imports, A&A, and Collector’s RPM. None remain.
Neighbourhood: Downtown
500 Block of Seymour St.

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