Music & Arts opened its 160th U.S. location via the acquisition of Ponier Music in West Cobb, Ga.
Previous owner, Doug Ponier, remains the store’s manager, and will continue to serve the residents of West Cobb and surrounding towns in Cobb County including Fair Oaks, Country Lake, Wynford Chase, Arbor Forest and West Hampton with services including private and group lessons, instrument rentals, repairs and a wide assortment of instruments and accessories. Located at 2325 Dallas Hwy in Marietta, the store will also serve school music programs throughout nearby counties.
“For almost 23 years, I was proud to serve the West Cobb community for all things music related,” said Ponier. “But, with the internet taking a bigger and bigger bite of the Mom and Pop store it was time to move on … Music and Arts has been wonderful to work with to start that next chapter, and I’m proud to stay on as the new manager. Everyone has been very helpful and supportive in getting myself and my staff acclimated, and I look forward to continuing to bring music to our community.”
Added Music & Arts President Steve Zapf: “For many years, Ponier Music has been the go-to music store in the West Cobb area for performing musicians of all styles and levels. We’re excited to continue to provide the best in instruments, lessons, rentals and repair services to West Cobb and surrounding communities.”