In February of 1971, a 26-year old Leo and Frank Annecchini opened a 600 square-foot record store on Dovercourt Avenue, just steps North of Bloor Street in the city of Toronto.
Leo, a driving school instructor at the time, used store frontage of his driving school to house the record store.
Frank worked part-time as he was still in high-school at Oakwood Collegiate in Toronto.
2001 Record and Stereo Centre was born.
At the time, disco and reggae were booming and local customers would come in asking for specific types of reggae records.
Leo would go out to purchase these records around the city, then sell them to his local customers. This was an early introduction to 2001’s policy of putting the customer first!
As the demand for reggae grew, 2001 Record and Stereo Centre started importing reggae from New York City, and then eventually directly from Jamaica.
Within years, 2001 Record and Stereo Centre became one of the biggest sellers of Jamaican reggae music in the Toronto area.
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