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Maytan Music Store to Close This Spring After 54 Years

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After 54 years in business, Maytan Music has announced it will be closing its doors this spring.

"The downturn in the economy, combined with increased competition, has dramatically changed the marketplace," says general manager Marianne Maytan. "Having taught tens of thousands of budding musicians and provided untold numbers of instruments, sheet music, and concerts, we have reluctantly determined it's time to close the doors. The building has been sold and now all remaining inventory will be sold as well."

Maytan Music opened at 735 South Center Street in Reno. In 1979, the family built and moved their business into its current two-story location next door at 777 South Center.

Co-founder Steve Maytan managed the store until his passing in 1997 at 79 years of age. His widow, Iris, and other family members have continued to operate the store.

The three daughters, Marianne, Marilee and Maribeth, and brother, David all play instruments, as does the next generation. Their parents, Steve and Iris, were both professional musicians.

Rather than working with a national inventory liquidator, the Maytan family has elected to sell everything directly to the public at prices below wholesale cost.  This pricing is effective now. "We would much prefer to offer the savings directly to our loyal customers and friends," Maytan said.
 
Pending escrow closing, the final day of operation for Maytan Music has not been determined, but it is expected to occur sometime in March.

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