What Happened To Grand Junction Colorado’s Guitar Center?
The announcement was made back in early August 2022 regarding Grand Junction, Colorado getting its own Guitar Center. It's now late January 2023 and nothing has materialized. Is this popular music store still coming to Grand Junction?
Fortunately, for the music lover, there is good news to be had. Here's an update on the progress regarding the new Guitar Center in Colorado.
What Is Guitar Center and Have You Seen One Lately?
Guitar Center is a popular American music store chain, with 294 locations across the United States. The company has been around for quite a while. According to Wikipedia, the company was founded in 1959, with its original location located in Hollywood, California.
What Do They Sell?
The company's name pretty much says it all. The company specializes in:
- Amps & Effects
- Keyboard & MIDI
- Live sound
- DJ Equipment
If you study their website, you'll see they carry some of the most popular brands, including Fender, Gibson, D'Angelico, and Martin.
Why Haven't They Opened Yet?
When the announcement was first made regarding Grand Junction's Guitar Center, the chain's media relations rep stated, "We don’t have a definitive date yet, but we hope to have more information to share with you very soon." It's now six-and-a-half months later, and the Grand Junction area has yet to see the store open.
A Followup With the Company
At this point, it seemed appropriate to make a follow-up call. The original announcement stated the new Guitar Center store would be opening at Mesa Mall at 2424 Highway 6 & 50 in Grand Junction. A call was placed to the management office at Mesa Mall. According to the representative, the new Guitar Center would be opening at Mesa Mall in "early spring."
Looking at the 2023 calendar, you'll see the first day of spring for 2023 will be March 20. With that, it appears the opening of the new Guitar Center store is still at least two months away.
Where In The Mall Will You Find It?
The new store will be located in the large space located between Home Goods and Target. This would be the unit with its own entrance/egress on the north side of the mall.
If you make your way to that part of Mesa Mall, you'll see the Guitar Center sign has been put into place.
Are You Looking For a Gig?
Are you a music enthusiast? Have you thought about working at the retail end of the industry?
A quick search of LinkedIn reveals the company has a job posting for a store manager. The job has a pay range of $47,476 to $71,214, depending on background and experience. As of today, Monday, January 23, 2023, only four applications have been submitted.