Guitar Center opened a 16,000-square-foot location in Anchorage, Alaska, marking the retailer’s first location in Alaska and second outside the continental United States. The store, located at 2880 Seward Highway in Anchorage, hosted a grand-opening celebration on June 27.
“We’ve had our sights on Alaska for many years, and we’re proud to finally make our dream a reality with a massive state-of-the-art music retail destination to serve musicians in Anchorage,” said Wayne Colwell, EVP of Store Operations at Guitar Center. “We know that local musicians want access to not only Guitar Center’s extensive inventory, but all of the other services that we offer, including repairs, workshops, rentals, lessons and more. We’re excited and looking forward to serving this rich community of musicians that reside in Anchorage and the surrounding areas.”
The new Anchorage store features modern showrooms equipped with the latest products for musicians, from guitars, amplifiers, percussion instruments and keyboards to live sound, DJ, lighting and recording equipment. In-store services include Guitar Center Lessons, Guitar Center Repairs and Guitar Center Rentals.
Anchorage shoppers are also able to enjoy Guitar Center’s multi-channel “endless aisle,” which gives customers the ability to combine in-store, online and phone options to purchase music equipment from anywhere.