Effective immediately, I've decided to close Good Music and sell my inventory to my fiercest competitor: Rotate This. (Did you know they're celebrating 25 years?!)
I know this is probably sad or shocking news to some of you, but it is honestly the best scenario for me. Based solely on personal factors, the decision was mine alone and I made it happily. I contacted Rotate last night and we made the deal this morning.
Those of you with holds, email me and we'll work out you grabbing them from my house, which is just down the street. If you have a hold you don't want, let me know so I can sell it to Pierre. Those of you with credit notes, get in touch and I'll get you the appropriate value in cash.
As of this moment, however, if there are any records you want at Good Music, you'll have to wait for them to appear at Rotate. Good Music is officially closed and I cannot sell you records from the sales floor.
I'll be boxing things up for a few hours on Thursday, October 20, if anyone wants to pick up holds or credit note cash. Call 416 506 4663 first to make sure I'm still there.
Some of you are probably wondering what I'll do next. Hand to heart, I truly have no idea what the future holds. After sixteen years running some of Toronto's more beloved arts/culture retail shops (I managed Art & Trash Video and Vortex Records previously), I think I need to step away from countertops for a while; maybe get back to writing or using my film production background. For now, I'm delighted at not knowing and am open to sincere offers and suggestions that don't involve retail. Get in touch.
Should I ever again do anything that involves vinyl, I'll make an announcement through my mailing list. Sign up here.I thank you all for the years of patronage. It's been a pleasure.Sincerely,Lincoln