Victoria’s beloved record store closes after four decades


Photo via Facebook – Lyle’s Place

Times are changing ‘.

After four decades, the beloved record store, Lyle’s Place, will close in October.

Lyle’s Place took to their Facebook page to announce that after four decades in Victoria they will be hosting a final closing sale that will see all of their merchandise drop by 50%.

The store will be open Tuesday to Saturday from September 1 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. until mid-October.

Due to COVID-19 protocols, only 20 customers will be allowed in the store at a time and masks will be mandatory, unless otherwise specified by public health.

To prepare for the sale, Lyle’s Place will be closed until Wednesday.

Lyle’s Place Gift Certificates can be used as cash for 50% off and trade credits will be charged full price.

Since the announcement, customers remember everything Lyle’s Place has meant to them from their humble beginnings until now.

“I remember when you started out in a little book / record store on the first floor of the little James Bay mall. Good times, ”said one commentator.

Others tell of the incredible memories Lyle’s Place gave them on their booming musical journeys.

“It’s like losing an old friend… thank you for being a part of my musical growth and helping and supporting our scene for so many years. BEST Record Store EVER! Horns at the highest, ”posted another commenter.

“[Destruction’s Sentence of Death] was perhaps the band that has changed my musical direction the most in my life. I wore it and was waiting at the Infernal Overkill gate when it came out, ”another commenter said.

“Thanks a lot guys for everything. An absolute institution in this city that will be missed forever.

It’s safe to say that Lyle’s Place has a solid place in the hearts of a lot of people.

We wish the owners, Rod and Janice Lyle, all the best on their next adventure.

Keep Calm and Vinyl on!


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