This was a bit of a shocker. At first I thought the store might be done for, but happily, it's still open. The sign was a recent victim of strong winds.
Here's the store a couple of years ago,
and here it is in 2011, with that good-looking canvas awning.
It's really got a pared-down facade now. I'll miss the Musical Instruments & Stereo Components, the Sheet Music, and the ghostly 8 Track Cassettes. Will they stage a comeback? The store's still hanging on, regardless. It's been on Fifth since 1965, and right here at 9th - a good spot - since 1971. It almost lost its lease in 2009, and for the last several years has been surviving on a month-to-month basis. A shaky situation, but this place has grit.