The Danforth is about to get a new record shop. For Toronto crate diggers, the face will be familiar: Martin Koppel's Kops Records has been a local institution since 1976. In 2013, buoyed by vinyl's increasing popularity and an overflowing warehouse full of records, Kops' longtime Queen Street location expanded to a second spot in the Annex. Now, as son Andrew Koppel tells Danforth East, a third Kops location is set to open in at Coxwell and Danforth in late spring.
Koppel sites the neighbourhood as an area on the rise, with a strong sense of community. I might speculate he's also aware that while the Danforth isn't lacking a record shop, it will be nice to have another spot that has a phone number
Plans for the east end location include an emphasis on 7″ singles, and a warehouse in the back. Like their first two locations, I imagine the 1811 Danforth Kops' eclectic selection of handpicked used vinyl will be bolstered by intriguing antiques and memorabilia tracing the history of recorded music.
by Aubrey Jax via blogTO