Amiel Lux, son of my longtime friend and colleague Peter Lux, recently opened Funkfactory Drums, a “full service drum shop” at 211 Euston Street in Charlottetown. I noticed that he was open as I was driving by tonight, so I stopped in.
In recent years 211 Euston Street has been a second-hand store, a variety store and a video rental place. It’s never looked like a place you wanted to spend any time in. Until now. Amiel’s put a lot of work into breathing life back into the retail space, and what he’s achieved is absolutely amazing.
He’s also got more drums, shakers, bodhrans, maracas and relateed gear than you’ve ever seen in one place.
And as if that wasn’t enough, one wall of the store is dedicated to selling hot sauce, including three varieties of Amiel’s own brand.
If you’re looking for last-minute Christmas gifts for the funky soul in your family, I suggest you drop in. And even if you’re not, you should drop in just to compliment Amiel on breathing life into an old building.