The times they are a changin’.
After four decades, beloved record store, Lyle’s Place, will close its doors in October.
Lyle’s Place took to their Facebook page to make the announcement that after four decades in Victoria they would be holding a final closing sale that will see all its merchandise go down 50 per cent.
The store will be open from Tuesday through Saturday beginning September 1st from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. going until mid October.
Due to COVID-19 protocols only 20 customers will be allowed in the store at a time and masks will be mandatory unless otherwise determined by public health.
To prepare for the sale, Lyle’s Place will be closed until Wednesday.
Lyle’s Place Gift certificates can be used just like cash for 50 per cent off and trade credits will be charged full price.
Since the announcement, memories have been flooding in from customers on how much Lyle’s Place means to them from their humble beginnings to now.
“I remember when you started out in a little book/record store in the lower level of the little strip mall in James Bay. Good times,” one commenter said.
Others recount the amazing memories that Lyle’s Place provided for their burgeoning musical journeys.
“Like losing a old friend…thank you for being part of my musical growth and helping and supporting our scene for so many years. BEST record shop EVER! Horns to the highest,” one other commenter posted.
“[Destruction’s Sentence of Death] might have been the one tape that changed my musical direction the most in my whole life. I wore it through and was waiting at the door for Infernal Overkill when it was released,” another commenter said.
“Thank you guys so much for everything. An absolute institution in this city that will be missed forever.”
It’s safe to say Lyle’s Place has a firm place in a lot of people’s hearts.
We wish owners, Rod and Janice Lyle, all the best in their next adventure.
Keep calm and vinyl on!