We are thrilled that the Quincy Memorial bridge has opened back up today. The loss of traffic on Maine Street was significant this summer. We watched day after day as the streets around our store had fewer parking problems, no accidents or any police stops. We wondered how long we would have to suffer at the hands of the Illinois Department of Transportation.
You don't realize how much you rely on the traffic from Missouri until the main artery from that state is moved 3 blocks over. We enjoyed many a tale from customers about how they were going to head home but the traffic back over to Missouri was so snarled they decided to pay us a visit instead. We appreciate all the customers that went out of their way to visit our store and buy their guitars and amplifiers this summer.
What was missing the most this summer was the surprised drop ins from new customers that "never knew there was a music store here!" We hear that a lot and love to make new friends and customers. Musicians need the music store in their life to give them a place to hang out and visit and learn new stuff. We need the musicians in our store to challenge us and teach us about new products they want in our store. It is a synergistic life in our music store. We need you as much as you need us.
To celebrate we are starting our Holiday Special EARLY! For all purchases over $150, through December 3rd, we are giving our wonderful customers two (2) free re-strings. This includes the strings of your choice from D'Addario, DR Strings, Ernie Ball, or GHS. This applies to Acoustic and Electric guitars. Plus, it doesn't expire so you can save them for anytime you need a restring.
Thank you all for shopping our small business, supporting local musicians and keeping your money in your local economy. We truly do appreciate your support!