B oulder Music, also known by original name Robb’s Boulder Music, will be expanding to a second location — Boulder Music On The Hill — on University Hill next to the Fox Theatre later this summer.
Robb’s Boulder Music, which sells musical instruments and equipment, opened its first store adjacent to the Boulder Theater box office in 1978. After several moves for the ever-growing business, founder Robb Candler turned the store over to current owner Seth Goodman and general manager Todd Weiner in 2007.
It was at this time that Weiner and Goodman moved the store to its current location at 2691 30th St. and changed the company name to Boulder Music, offering what Weiner refers to as “a more full-service business,” including music lessons and instrument repairs.
“The store has evolved heavily over the years,” Weiner said, “but this’ll be our first venture with the music store having more than one location.”
Boulder Music On The Hill will be a “satellite location for the bigger store,” said Weiner, who explained that the new shop will be “more focused on merchandise and not on the full-service offerings like the lessons we teach at the larger store.”
Weiner said that within the next two to four weeks, Boulder Music will be occupying the two connected spaces left vacant by the Hill’s Art of the Flower, which moved to 30th and Baseline earlier this summer.
This will be the first of two phases of expansion for the company, Weiner said.
He phase two is slated to come in November, when Boulder Music On The Hill will expand to encompass the space currently occupied by Silver & Gold Barber & Stylist, which will be moving to a new location in October.
Weiner said that Boulder Music On The Hill will be “contributing to the music scene in Boulder” by offering guitar strings and other musical necessities to students who would otherwise have had to travel across town. Weiner also plans on hosting in-store live music performances on a regular basis once the store is open to the public.
“I think the expansion is a way to be able to reach more of the community,” Goodman agreed. “Boulder is such a musical community … and this way we can cater to more of the students as well as the many national acts that tour through the area playing at the Fox. This will help us to get out there more as we continue to grow.”