Episode 8: Retail with Rod West

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As a kid, Rod West liked to tinker with bikes. In grade four, he even made his own business card: "West's Bike Shop."

After a brief stretch as a wannabe rock star in his teens and 20s — Capt. Nemo was one of his bands — West finally got into business. Not with bikes, but musical instruments.

He took over the Acoustic Music Shop on Whyte Avenue, then later bought Red Pony, a consignment clothing store on 109th St. 

On this episode of Agnes + Sandra's Three-Way, we talk to Rod about his stores, the music industry and recycling clothes ... and instruments.