Michelle Loeb

UP, UPTOWN AND AWAY

It has been 23 years since Jim Nardi first opened Uptown Music in a 600-square-foot space located next to a hardware store. Although the store’s physical presen...

A Vintage Shop Grows In Brooklyn

A rarity among his contemporaries, Steven Uhrik, Owner of Retrofret Vintage Guitars (Brooklyn NY), grew his business out of a love for the technology behind mus...

The Center Of It All

Palatka Music Center has been offering a one-stop shop for the 11,000 residents of Palatka FL since opening its doors on October 29, 1979. The store not only of...

Changing Of The ‘Gard’s’

Christy and Daniel Sandt. Gard’s Music was a mainstay of Glendora CA since opening in 1978, delighting the local MI community for generations. Daniel, Christy...

2013: A Music Products Odyssey

Trends, Issues And Obstacles That MI Retailers Face As the holidays approach, yet another year in MI retail is winding down. Once again, this year was a mixed ...

Add-Ons Add Up

MI Retailers Talk Sales And Merchandising Of Accessories The building blocks that make up a successful independent MI store are a lot smaller than some might...

More Than A Game Of Chicken

Since opening on November 6, 1996, Matt’s Music Center has made a name for itself as a destination for guitar collectors and musicians alike. They’re also likel...

Music Zoo Bisou Bisou

Tommy Colletti pictured with Eddie Van Halen at the 2013 NAMM show. In the heart of Nassau County, overlooking both Roslyn Harbor and the Long Island Sound, i...

Some Like It Hot Licks

At the site of a former Frank’s Nursery and Crafts, not far off the main road at the center of Waldorf MD, sits Hot Licks Guitar Shop. The 9,000-square-foot, fu...