Coming soon: Pop Music

Photo: Pop Music

Photo: Pop Music

The revival of East Chinatown continues at an explosive pace as a wave of diverse businesses bring new life to the strip. 

The latest to join the fold is Pop Music, set to open on Gerrard St. E among the stretch of new businesses moving into the building at the southeast corner of Broadview Ave.

Self-proclaimed pop music lover Derek Antonio is opening a record store for fans of hit music. According to Antonio, the store will represent all genres and styles of music that are popular.

In a blog post on the incoming shop's website, Antonio details his philosophy behind the idea for the store as a hub for pop music fans "without judgement, arrogance or elitism, it's about celebrating who you love."

Antonio says eight years behind him at HMV has given him the connections and insight to take an approach focused on the music customer. 

Beyond music, the shop will carry T-shirts and other merch as well as stage exclusive offers and promotions. 

Pop Music is slated to open in November at 581 Gerrard St. E. Check out for more info.