Albuquerque, N.M.-based Grandmas Music and Sound announced on Facebook on July 28 it will close its doors “for good in a week or two.”
A final clearance began July 29.
According to Grandmas, it attempted open a smaller location across the street from its storefront. “We poured our hearts into it but the risks and commitments are too high in the new retail environment,” the retailer wrote on Facebook.
“We love the Albuquerque music scene, Grandma’s and everyone that made it happen the last 34 years,” Grandmas added. “Thank you. With deep appreciation — Micky, Ryan and Patty.”
The MI retailer received an outpouring of support from the community, with more than 500 comments in just a couple of days as well. Many reminisced about experiences in the store and expressed sadness it will be closing. It also received many Music & Sound Awards throughout the years.
The retailer also received plenty of local media coverage.