Tag: Michelle Loeb

Some Like It Hot Licks

Some Like It Hot Licks

| September 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

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, full-line MI shop has been a mainstay of the community for 28 years, serving musicians in the area for generations. “Just recently, we had a customer [...]

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The Road To Success

The Road To Success

| July 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

If anyone had asked John and Gail Bruno 10 years ago about their professional plans, owning and operating a musical instrument store would not have likely been at the top of the list. Gail had been working in the corporate world for more than a decade, whereas John was a local musician who worked in [...]

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This Grandma’s No Little Old Lady

This Grandma’s No Little Old Lady

| April 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Grandma’s Music & Sound is currently the largest music store in the state of New Mexico—in terms of both square footage and sales—but that wasn’t always the case. Thirty years ago, when Micky Patten first moved to Albuquerque, he barely intended to open a music store in the first place. “No one was hiring,” recalled [...]

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A Living Legend

A Living Legend

| March 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Michelle Loeb It had been 47 years since Doug John first started working at Delta Rubber Co. at the young age of 13, and he and his partner had decided it was time to sell the company. He was not yet at retirement age, and he’s the first to admit he “can’t sit at [...]

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Drumming Up Sales

Drumming Up Sales

| October 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Drum And Percussion Manufacturers Weather Economic Storms By Michelle Loeb If you take a slow economic recovery, mix it with a European debt crisis and then add a pinch of presidential election uncertainty, what do you have? It’s a recipe for instability that’s affecting all markets, including MI. The Music & Sound Retailer spoke to [...]

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