It's Sundown For HMV As Sunrise Expands

Sunrise Records has released a long list of former HMV stores it plans to reopen in the coming months, including a couple of biggies in the GTA.

As HMV’s flagship 333 Yonge Street store empties and prepares to close its doors for good, Sunrise is popping up all over, including openings in high-traffic, high-end and high-rent destination shopping centres such as Sherway Mall and Square One in Mississauga.

An Ontario-centric chain since it opened in 1977, new owner Doug Putman (whose family also runs Everest Toys) has big ambitions to expand the Sunrise brand nationally with as many as 70 stores selling CDs, music and entertainment-branded gifts, merch and apparel--and a lot of vinyl.

HMV declared bankruptcy in January and began liquidating its 102 stores, and Putman was fast off the mark to open discussions about renegotiating rents with landlords affected by the closings.

He seems to have achieved his goal but remains wary of main street stores where rents can be unreasonable, taxes high and traffic for the chain's products less specific than in indoor malls.

Below is the latest list of Sunrise locations, some of which are open, some with openings on April 1 and others with opening dates to be announced. Details on the company website.

Metropolis at Metrotown, Burnaby
Coquitlam Centre, Coquitlam
Orchard Park, Kelowna
Pine Centre Mall, Prince George
Guildford Town Centre, Surrey

Market Mall, Calgary
Southcentre Mall, Calgary
Sunridge Mall, Calgary
Chinook Centre, Calgary
Marlborough Mall, Calgary
Bonnie Doon SC, Edmonton
West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton
Londonderry Mall, Edmonton
Kingsway Mall, Edmonton
Peter Pond Mall, Fort McMurray
Prairie Mall SC, Grande Prairie
Park Place Mall, Lethbridge
Medicine Hat Mall, Medicine Hat

Southland Mall, Regina
Lawson Heights Mall, Saskatoon
Cornwall SC, Regina
Midtown Plaza, Saskatoon

Kildonan Place, Winnipeg
Polo Park Mall, Winnipeg

Bayfield Mall, Barrie
Georgian Mall, Barrie
Quinte Mall, Belleville
Bramalea City Centre, Brampton
Lynden Park Mall, Brantford
Burlington Mall, Burlington
Cambridge Centre, Cambridge
Sherway Gardens, Etobicoke
Cloverdale Mall, Etobicoke
Stone Road Mall, Guelph
Limeridge Mall, Hamilton
Fairview Park, Kitchener
Masonville Place, London
White Oaks Mall, London
Square One SC, Mississauga
Upper Canada Mall, Newmarket
Northgate SC, North Bay
Fairview Mall, North York
Place D’Orleans SC, Orleans
Carlingwood Mall, Ottawa
Rideau Centre, Ottawa
St. Laurent SC, Ottawa
Heritage Place, Owen Sound
Lansdowne Mall, Peterborough
Pickering Town Centre, Pickering
Station Mall, Sault Ste. Marie
Pen Centre, St. Catharines
New Sudbury Centre, Sudbury
Intercity SC, Thunder Bay
Devonshire Mall, Windsor

Galeries d’Anjou, Anjou
Place du Royaume, Chicoutimi
Promenades Drummondville, Drummondville
Gatineau, Gatineau
Les Galeries de Hull, Gatineau
Carrefour Angrignon, Lasalle
Carrefour Laval, Laval
Les Galeries Chagnon, Lévis
Pointe-Claire, Pointe-Claire
Fleur de Lys, Quebec
Galeries Rive Nord, Repentigny
Place Rosemère, Rosemère
Carrefour du Nord, Saint-Jerome
Promenades St-Bruno, Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville
Galeries Terrebonne, Terrebonne
Centre commercial Les Rivières, Trois-Rivières
La Grande place des Bois-Francs, Victoriaville
Galeries de la Capitale, Quebec

Mic Mac Mall, Dartmouth

Champlain Mall, Dieppe
Regent Mall, Fredericton
McAllister Place, Saint John




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