Several readers passed along the news that the East Village Music Store is closing at 21 E. Third St. The store's website notes a "moving sale," with 20 percent off new items, 40 percent off used items and 60 percent off all accessories.
In an email, store owner Claude Campbell said that they would close after Dec. 31 … and that he hasn't found a new spot yet for his shop, which opened in 1994.
Meanwhile, EVG reader Cheryl Pyle passes along the sad news that A-1 Music at 186 First Ave. is also closing. Jan. 26 is likely the last day for this 26-year-old store.
Jeremiah Moss first reported on the closure Friday at Vanishing New York. Per Jeremiah:
The owner told me ... business isn't great and the rent is just too high. They looked for a more affordable space in the neighborhood, but found nothing.
If you're you're looking for something along these lines, then you're in luck. Everything in the shop is "buy one, get the second half price," with books going 2-for-1.
As for music stores around here… First Flight Music is still going strong at 174 First Ave.