It really is a problem. Audio Two was small, but always good to hang out, hear gear and talk. The new place is more "flash" but isn't set up in that same sense.That looks like a great store. Communities need places like that, for people to see and meet people in real life, to meet people with common likes and past times.
I wish there were more audio places around with a vibe that invites hanging out. The ones here are dreadful. The one down the street, the owner is nice but it's just like a sad cave inside. The other place is appointment only, so no chance of just randomly meeting people.
Sorry for bringing it back to audio, the lovely store just made me a bit jealous
Katrina sold quite a few of those - hand-made by her. Hand stitched and painted. She is always making something, whether it is while waiting for customers to turn up or just sitting watching the tube. Nimble fingers that need to be occupied I guess!
That huge painting was done by my step-son, Julian. He is doing his degree in visual arts at the U and it was one of his projects. He actually had to walk it from the school to the shop as it is too big to fit in any vehicle we have!
That looks like such a cool shop!
One of the great problems with the direction Toronto has headed since I left in '84 is that it has priced the possibilities of such establishments right out of reach. In truth, I saw the writing on the wall even back then and it influenced my decision not to return after what was to have been a year away. One of the happier decisions of my life. Windsor is scarcely the centre of the universe, but one can actually live here in some decent manner on an average income.Having had the great pleasure of meeting the lovely and charming Katrina, I definitely have to go visit her shop the next time I'm in Windsor. Looks like the fun type of establishment that no longer can exist in a city like Toronto.