Vinyl Destination in Merrickville celebrated the grand opening of their new location on Saturday. Rob Balsillie opened Vinyl Destination in the village eight years ago. His previous location was on Brock Street, just off the main drag, but Rob has been waiting for a spot to open up on St. Lawrence Street for the past seven years. “Being on the side street, we lacked the foot traffic of the main road,” he says.

Owner of Vinyl Destination, Rob Balsillie, cuts the ribbon, officially opening the new location

When Rob celebrated his eighth year in business on Canada Day this year, he had no idea he would be moving into the bigger and brighter location at 236 St. Lawrence Street. In just a few short weeks he was able to set up his new store, which has plenty of space for social distancing. “Welcome to the new and improved, bigger and better Vinyl Destination,” he said, right before he cut the ribbon, opening the new location for the first time.

Mayor Doug Struthers was on hand on Saturday to offer his support and congratulations. “In this climate, here is an example of a business not only adapting, but actually pivoting up,” he said. “It’s exciting news, showing what the businesses and entrepreneurs are like in Merrickville-Wolford.”

Owner of Vinyl Destination, Rob Balsillie, cuts the ribbon, officially opening the new locationMerrickville and District Chamber of Commerce President, Yves Grandmaitre, agreed that it is great to see a business expanding in these times. “This will bring a whole additional vibe to St. Lawrence Street,” he said.

Vinyl Destination is open seven days a week. For more information, find them on Facebook, or visit their website www.vinyldestination.ca.

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