Brian’s Record Option

Last week there was a hidden gem buried within one of our posts that mentioned one of Kingston’s lesser known legends. Montreal native Brian, of Brian’s Record Option, is somewhat of a hero to his loyal customer base, who flock to his Hub-based hole in the wall to shop for posters, vinyl, 8-track and the like. His store may seem a bit overwhelming to first timers, however one need only ask the man behind the counter for help finding a certain item, and miraculously Brian will know exactly where to find it. Clearly his filing system relies on memory alone, as he does not subscribe to the standard dewy decimal system. This dusty, 27 year old institution is a place where you can spend hours on end, and with a little patience, discover amazing finds you never knew you wanted in the first place. So next time you’re jonsin’ for a classic album, or an iconic poster you can’t find anywhere else, be sure to check out Brian’s Record Option before resorting to eBay or Amazon. That said, Brian is on eBay, so his reach and reputation extends way beyond the Limestone City.

Harvey Kirkpatrick

Harvey Kirkpatrick is Kingstonist's Co-Founder. His features curiously explore urban planning, what if scenarios, the local food scene and notable Kingstonians. Loves playing tourist and listening to rap music. Learn more about Harvey...

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