Sunday, July 01, 2007

Toronto music landmark closes

One of Canada's most recognizable music landmarks is no more.The Sam the Record Man store on Toronto's Yonge Street welcomed its final customers on Saturday before closing its doors for good after decades as the city's prime destination for music buyers. The company's founder, Sam Sniderman, began selling records in 1937 and the main store on Yonge Street had been in business since 1961.Jason and Bobby Sniderman, the sons of Sam Sniderman, had announced the closure in May, citing declining CD sales, the increased popularity of Internet downloads and competition from franchise stores as the main factors.

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