Yes, people are still opening record stores in Canada

Yes, people are still opening record stores in Canada
Later, the chain moved into the used market, offering customers a chance to create wishlists of discs. A lesser-known success story is the continuing efforts of The Beat Goes On, a scrappy chain of stores run by founder John Rochetta. “Our best year was last year, and our best year before that was the year prior.”
The new space has a big garage door that can be opened to hold special events and live performances. While the chain has seen some consolidation and closures, there are nine locations in Southern Ontario. The official opening of the new store at 341 Weber St. The result is a new 2500 square-foot space.  
  John started the company in 1991 when everyone was buying CDs and pre-recorded cassettes. There’s also an e-commerce component that allows people to search the stores’ inventory for that special CD or DVD. One of the biggest music retail stories of the past year has been the ascent of Sunrise Records and their takeover of over 80 locations of the now-defunct HMV Canada. Oh, and John is looking for some pinball machines and jukeboxes. John told the Waterloo Chronicle that he needs the space to move more inventory. North in Waterloo is August 17. When someone traded in a desired disc, customers were alerted that it was now available. A store in Waterloo has been expanded, combining the space of one closed shop and another that is slated to be closed.