Music shop Sam Ash closing Henrico store amid nationwide shutdown – Richmond BizSense

Sam Ash Music’s local store at 9110 W. Broad St. The musical instrument chain recently announced plans to shutter all its stores. (Jack Jacobs photo)

The local outpost of a chain of musical instruments stores is playing its swan song.

Sam Ash Music, which sells guitars, drums, keyboards and other gear, announced plans to shut down all its stores, including its sole Richmond-area outpost at 9110 W. Broad St. in Henrico County.

The retailer has occupied the 28,000-square-foot space in Tuckernuck Plaza shopping center for years. The store shares a building with Value City Furniture and is practically next door to competitor Guitar Center’s location at 9128 W. Broad St. Chick-fil-A and Wendy’s occupy outparcels at the center.

Sam Ash currently has more than 40 stores across nearly 20 states, according to its website, which listed the Henrico location as the company’s only store in Virginia.

Store-closing sales at all Sam Ash locations started Thursday, according to an announcement by the company that was posted to its website and social media.

It’s unclear when the local Sam Ash is slated to close. A call to the chain’s corporate office seeking further comment wasn’t returned Friday.

Last week’s announcement followed a statement earlier this year that Sam Ash intended to close almost 20 of its locations, according to a Fast Company report.

Jack joined BizSense in 2020, covering startups, retail, healthcare, public companies and nonprofits. He previously reported for the Virginia Gazette and Tidewater Review. He is a graduate of Christopher Newport University. Reach him at [email protected] or 804-554-6545.

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