Sikora’s, Vancouver’s only classical music store, to close after 40 years


The curtain is coming down on an incredible 40-year run for Vancouver’s only classical music store. Sikora’s Classical Records has announced they will close up shop for good.

Located on the edge of Gastown on Hastings between Richards and Homer, Sikora’s is beloved for classical music fans and collectors. They currently boast having over 50,000 collectible albums in stock.

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Visitors to the music shop love the venue for their browse-able inventory that spans the centuries, and includes harder-to-find genres like Celtic and New Age, along with the broader category of classical. Sikora’s is also well-known for their knowledgable staff of music lovers.

Owner Ed Savenye began his relationship with Sikora’s as a customer in the 1990s, according to the CBC, eventually entering into ownership in partnership with others, including the Sikoras themselves.

Sikora’s Classical Records/Facebook

Right now the store is offering discounts on their inventory in a closing clearance sale. Sikora’s will close their doors for good on February 28, 2019, which happens to be the 40th anniversary of their opening.

Sikora’s is located at 432 West Hastings St. in Vancouver.

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom