Reopening in the Glebe: Audio & Video Shops

June 9, 2020 | by glebeadmin

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As businesses begin to reopen in the Glebe, it’s more important than ever to support the local economy. We have put together a 12-part blog series highlighting local businesses as they reopen in the neighbourhood.

This is week two where we focus on our beloved music stores in the Glebe. From new guitars and repairs and the hottest new wax to out-of-this world home audio that will blow you away, literally, our music and sound shops have got you covered.

Here’s a few spots you can hit up in the Glebe to get new strings, score the new wax and gear up with new home audio. And you won’t have to Fetch the Boltcutters! (Fionna Apple reference!)

METRO MUSIC

695 Bank Street
Tuesday: 10am to 5pm
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 12pm to 5pm

There’s no better way to beat the isolation blues than through music. But not anyone else’s music – your own! With all this time on your hands, it’s time to finish that album, write that love song, craft that protest tune or simply start learning how to play.

Metro Music has everything you’ll need to start your own band. New guitars, repairs, online lessons, accessories, and a whole bunch of gear. Shop in-store or book an appointment to browse the shop, and don’t forget to wish them a happy birthday!

“April 1st the shop turned 60,” said owner Danielle Sabourin.  “We are so grateful to all our customers who have made this possible. Huge thanks to all of you.”

Visit Metro Music today and rock on!

AUDIOSHOP

685 Bank Street
Monday – Saturday: 930am to 4pm
Sunday: 11am to 4pm

There may not be live sports to throw on the big screen just yet, but with NHL and NBA set to resume in the coming month or so, you better get ready. Audio Shop in the Glebe is the top place for gear heads to set up that perfect home theatre. The store is open, with safety restrictions, but also offers curbside pick up and online shopping.

Plus, the store currently is holding its Summer Clearance Sale with up to 80% off in-stock speakers, up to 70% off home theatre seating and TV stands and huge savings off display models from Sansumg, Yamaha, Bryuston and More.

Bank Street audio/video shop has also implemented a number of in-store and at-home installation measures to keep customers and staff healthy and safe.

“We have definitely realized how important entertainment, and particularly music in the home is to people in these times of isolating in place,” says manager Brad Boyle. “We’ve been working since the outset to make sure our customers are happy and that their networks and home entertainment systems are functioning properly.”

So, make some popcorn, sit back, recline, and relax. Crank up the bass, dim the lights and start bingeing the entire Marvel movie franchise in your perfect home theatre. It’ll be worth it.

COMPACT MUSIC

785 Bank Street
Monday – Saturday: 10am to 6pm
Sunday: 11am to 5pm
Email orders: compact@sympatico.ca

There’s no better way to escape the troubles of the world than by putting on a damn good album. Whether you’re a vinyl junkie or a resilient CD collector, Compact Music is the place you need to start digging.

The Bank Street record shop has an extensive and eclectic collection – from rock and blues to punk, pop and hip hop.

“We’ve got new music from Lady Gaga, Joel Plaskett, Pearl Jam, ThunderCat  and lots more,” said owner Ian Boyd. “I am still digging Half Moon Run, Patrick Watson, Rory Gallagher…”

The record shop is open throughout the week, but also offers curbside pick up, email orders and Facebook sales online. Directional markers help customers navigate safely inside the store, while ppe equipment is available upon entry.

GLEBE VIDEO INTERNATIONAL

779 Bank Street
Monday – Friday 11am to 6pm
Saturday: 10am to 5pm

Want to take a trip back in time but don’t have a DeLorean? Welcome to the club. Until a real-life Doc Brown makes our dream a reality, swing by Glebe International Video for aisle after aisle of movies on VHS and DVD. Show your kids what movie night was like in 1990 and teach them how to emotionally regulate when every copy of the movie you wanted was already rented out. But don’t worry, their disappointment shouldn’t last long. Why? There’s more than 18 000 Hollywood films to choose from!