jjoyce wrote:So.... what's the decent music store in Madison? Is this a result of Guitar Center and other developments, like the addition of a music department at Best Buy? Online commerce? The "economy"?
Jason, I think all of your reasons contributed to the death of GnL. I think the "formula" for the loss of traditional mom n' pop music stores has been a combination of factors. "Serious" musicians buy from Craigslist and Ebay, with the occasional purchase from Guitar Center for that gotta-have new item. Mom and Dad are now buying Junior's Christmas StratPak from Wal-Mart or Best Buy. I would venture a guess that the brick and mortar GC stores are probably a loss leader that serves as advertisement for their online store. And it's a good thing megachurches are ever more resembling Branson and Vegas.
That's what's keeping Full Compass afloat. Right, fisticuffs?