After moving HB Woodsongs to three different locations in Boulder, owner Dana Flitcraft was reticent of relocating the musical instruments store once more.
"I said I would never do it again," Flitcraft said, "but I had to."
Earlier this month, HB Woodsongs moved to 3101 28th St., a space at the Tebo Plaza in Boulder, from 2920 Pearl St., where it has been located since 2000.
The move comes a few months after Flitcraft sold the 2920 Pearl St. building as part of a multi-property acquisition off 30th and Pearl streets by Pearl Place Associates, an entity backed by Denver developers Dan Otis and Darren Fisk. Pearl Place Associates plans to replace the buildings at 2920 Pearl, 2930 Pearl, 2095 30th and 2111 30th with a mixed-use development anchored by a 120-room hotel and include 200,000 square feet of office space.
The Pearl Place project, which is in the concept plan phase with the city of Boulder, would be bordered by Target, Chase Bank and TwoNineNorth apartments.
Otis and Fisk could not be reached for comment.
Flitcraft said she decided to sell her building because transactions were moving forward on the surrounding buildings.
She decided to move sooner rather than later because an opportunity presented itself.
"I didn't want to start looking in six months and have nothing come up," she said. "I started looking right away, and if we found something, we would move.
"This seemed like a really good choice."
The space next door to the venerable Time Warp Comics is slightly smaller, but "it feels a little bigger," Flitcraft said, noting the open floor plan and the lighting from the increased window area.
"This has much better access and a lot more parking," she said.
Sharing the Tebo Plaza space with HB Woodsongs is Travis Instrument Repair, a brass and woodwind instrument repair shop previously located at 17th and Pearl streets.
Woodsongs Lutherie repair shop has yet to make the move from 2920 Pearl St., but will settle into a space on the opposite side of 28th Street from Tebo Plaza, Flitcraft said.
"We just couldn't find (a large enough space) in the time frame allotted," she said. "We're across the street. ... We'll have band repair and string repair right in the vicinity."
In the short time since the move, customers have adapted and responded favorably to the new location, Flitcraft said.
"We are lucky to be in a community that appreciates and continues to pursue their musical activities in a recession or no recession," she said.
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