Best Place to Buy Music: Lukes Drug Mart

Captured by  Neil Zeller

Captured by Neil Zeller

Family run since 1951, Lukes Drug Mart has been a mainstay of Calgary’s business scene for decades. It is currently the oldest independent pharmacy in the city, currently being run by the third generation of Lukes. Simply walk in the door of Lukes Drug Mart and you’ll immediately notice the warm atmosphere, authentic vibe and old-timey feel.

Although you might not think of ‘pharmacy’ when you search out to buy your favourite music, Lukes has always had a deep interest in music and selling premium vinyl records helps remind customers of the longstanding local business. While you’re shopping for your groceries, pet care items, using the postal service, picking up your prescription or grabbing a cup at the coffee bar, vinyl records are close by. You wouldn’t know it from the outside, but Lukes’ is a must-visit for any music fan in Calgary searching for vinyl. Check out the growing collection of records at Lukes Drug Mart at the original location in Bridgeland or their newest location in Killarney.

FIRST RUNNER UP: RECORDLAND LIMITED

SECOND RUNNER UP: HOT WAX RECORDS