CLOSING: Used record store in Oakville set to shutter shop


Published March 13, 2024 at 10:59 am

The best place in Oakville for vintage vinyl, classic video games and rare collectibles will soon be shutting its doors for good.

The Beat Goes On used music store, which has been around since the early 1990s, announced yesterday they’ll be closing up shop in less than two weeks.

“We have made the difficult decision to close our Oakville location at the end of its current lease. Thank you to the many staff and customers who have supported us at that location for decades,” reads the message on both the company website and its Facebook page.

“The store will remain open until March 24 to give customers the opportunity to stop in and visit, as well as pick up any orders they may have in the shop. During this time, we will be offering 15 per cent off all used CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays at this location only.

“As of today, Oakville is no longer a destination for orders. We encourage all of our customers in the area to visit our Burlington and Hamilton locations as an alternative.

We appreciate your support and understanding during this time.”

The store is located in the plaza on the northwest corner of QEW and Dorval, at 300 N. Service Rd.

They specialized in hard-to-find vinyl records, some costing hundreds of dollars, prices many collectors were willing to play. They also carried rare video games and collectibles like FunkoPop

Facebook users were shocked and upset to hear the news.

“I’m so sorry to hear this. We have been here weekly and we are one of the best customers. The staff in this location have been the absolute best! The store is meticulous. What a loss for Oakville! We love this location but understand how expensive the location must be. Ugh,” wrote one user.

“Understand the decision completely – that said, as my ‘home’ store for many years, y’all will be missed,” wrote another. “Even after I moved away from Oakville I would send my parents to pick up my orders and bring them over when they’d come visit.”

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