X-Ray Records, a beloved Regina music store, is closing down after the unexpected death of owner Dave Kuzenko. Friends and customers have been flooding the store to pay their respects and pick up records from the extensive inventory during the closing sale. Kuzenko’s daughter, Ivy, described her father as a kind and gentle person who made people feel at home in the store. He had a great memory and would remember customers’ names and music preferences. Kuzenko was a well-known figure in the music community in Regina and his death has been felt deeply by many.
Store closing after beloved Regina business owner and music expert died May 25
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After years of spinning vinyls, X-Ray Records is having one last go round with a closing sale following the unexpected death of owner and Regina legend Dave Kuzenko.
The beloved music lover died on May 25 in the hospital surrounded by his family. Friends and longtime customers have been flooding the downtown shop to pay their respects and pick up records from the extensive inventory.
“It means the world,” Dave’s daughter Ivy Kuzenko told CBC. “Dad was such a big part of the community and the music community in Regina. It’s been so nice. We’ve had such a warm embrace from the community in general … It’s really kind of a testament to the person he is and the person he was.”
Kuzenko described her father as a kind, warm, and gentle person who made people feel at home when they walked through the doors of X-Ray Records.
“He always remembered everybody’s names, remembered what type of music you were interested in … your family members were interested in,” she said.
Kuzenko said that when people came into X-Ray Records, Dave would often change the music to what he thought they would be interested in.
“He just had such a great memory and really made everybody feel seen. We really are missing his presence, and we really do feel his absence here this weekend,” she said.
Listen to customers and friends talk about Dave Kuzenko’s effect on the Regina…