When I was a teenager, I would always hear about how there was nothing to do here. And people all left for out west or bigger cities. I always felt that with that happening we would never see a change. Around 2014-2015, St Stephen really seemed to take a big leap. With seeing the growth of the town, I wanted to be a part of it.
My grandfather was the mayor in the 70s and MLA in the 80s. Growing up, I’d always hear these great stories of what he had done. Not being into politics myself, starting a business was one way I could contribute to my town. To this day, being able to shape the town’s future continues to be the main source of inspiration and motivation for me.
I am a local, so I have known the people here my whole life. Being able to offer something that has been wanted in the area has been wonderful. My business is unique because we offer something for everyone, young and old, learning or continuing to play an instrument. With vinyl records, you have the people who have been collecting since they were kids, and still do as well as the ones who jumped on the train a few years ago when they surged in popularity. We even have the high school-aged kids who are fascinated by the technology or just want to experience something with a little more depth than streaming to your phone. The variety of people who shop for music is fantastic.