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Topic: Magie Spectram closing their Montreal store
Message: Posted by: Bill08 (Mar 29, 2021 07:58PM)
Unfortunately they seem to be closing their brick and mortar store after 30 years in business
https://www.spectram.com/en/
Message: Posted by: balzar (Mar 30, 2021 06:16AM)
This is such a shame. Sad and unexpected. I was there a week ago and had understood business was good.
They always had an impressive array of effects, and helpful staff, in both languages, for which I was always grateful. I have never been to a magic shop in Canada that displayed their wares so elegantly.
It would seem the most unexpected trick of the 21 century is on us: It is called, The Vanishing Magic Shop.
Message: Posted by: PaulPosition (Mar 30, 2021 07:57PM)
That's really sad and, indeed, unexpected (to me, anyways).

So now there's no more boutique in Montreal, with Todsky's and Perfect Magic already gone online-only. The landscape sure changed these last two or three years. :(
Message: Posted by: scotchrocket (Apr 4, 2021 08:53PM)
[quote]On Mar 30, 2021, PaulPosition wrote:
That's really sad and, indeed, unexpected (to me, anyways).

So now there's no more boutique in Montreal, with Todsky's and Perfect Magic already gone online-only. The landscape sure changed these last two or three years. :( [/quote]


Definitely sad news to hear when it happened. You hit the nail on the head re: the landscape having changed.

Not to get off topic, but I always thought that video where Chris Ramsay drops $10,000 at Magie Spectram was a cool move by him; to give back to a place that brought so much to the city over the years.

That place will be missed. Hopefully it opens up a physical location again at some point in the future.
Message: Posted by: todsky (Apr 11, 2021 06:36PM)
This will be the first time in at least 50 years I think that there will be no brick and mortar magic store in Montreal. Morissey's moved to Toronto decades ago, then closed there. In Montreal there was also Jean de Rome's store in St Henri and a shop on de Bienville (I forget the names). And of course Henry Gordon's on Queen Mary road in the 1970's, as well as Cramer's magic and novelty shop on Guy street in the 70's as well.
Message: Posted by: iamslow (May 18, 2021 04:40PM)
Does anyone know if they are still taking online orders?? I tried ordering stuff, but my postal code keeps getting rejected even though I'm entering the correct one...
Message: Posted by: todsky (May 18, 2021 05:15PM)
I donít know if they are taking online orders, but my shop sure is: www.magicstore.ca
Message: Posted by: iamslow (May 18, 2021 10:00PM)
Thanks todd, but I was looking to buy some chop cup balls, and I don't exactly have the money to pay 42.00 for a set..
Message: Posted by: todsky (May 20, 2021 08:33PM)
[quote]On May 18, 2021, iamslow wrote:
Thanks todd, but I was looking to buy some chop cup balls, and I don't exactly have the money to pay 42.00 for a set.. [/quote]

Iíve got some chop cup ball sets for $14:
https://www.magicstore.ca/woocommerce-search/keyword/Crochet/search-in/product/cat-in/all/search-other/product
Message: Posted by: arius (May 25, 2021 06:32PM)
That's really sad, why will they close it ?