Published Feb 07, 2020Long-running Hamilton record store Cheapies is the latest music retailer to shutter its doors. The King Street institution will permanently close in March.
Owner Brian Jasson revealed the sad news with a social media post this morning.
"It is with a heavy heart that I must formally announce, after owning and operating Cheapies for 40 years in downtown Hamilton, the store will permanently close on or before March 27th 2020."
Jasson purchased the store in 1980, which was called Record & Tape Warehouse at the Time.
In recent years, the shop has sold new and used vinyl, as well as CDs, films and pop culture merchandise.
It also served as the set for Arkells' "11:11" video.
Read Jasson's full message below.
Local hero B.A. Johnston has already reacted to the news. See what he had to say below.
RIP Cheapies. Downtown Hamilton loses a gem.— BA Johnston (@BAJohnston) February 7, 2020