One of the most famous landmarks on the Young Street Strip in Downtown Toronto will be closing it's doors.
Anchored at the corner of Young & Dundas, forever, it seems is SAM the Record Man. Every major celebrity whoever performed in Toronto always stopped by SAMS.
At the peak of it's hey day it's jazz department run by "Gunther" ( a personal friend of Stan) boasted every Kenton record that existed, plus so many incredible hard to get and hard to find albums, it was a collector's dream.
It seems there was a SAMS franchise in every major city in Canada, until a few years ago, slowly but surely, they started to fold, until all that remained was the main store on Young street as a reminder of the good old days.
Citing a 35% drop in CD sales right across the country, just in the first quarter, and with no sign of a turn around, the doors are closing on another classic bricks and mortar establishment, as the Internet takes over with it's downloads.
A view of the famous neon sign can be seen here: