Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

DeSoto Square Mall Guitar Store to Close

Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

DeSoto Square Mall Guitar Store to Close

Article excerpt

RETAIL MOVES

BRADENTON -- The weakest retail mall player in Southwest Florida is losing another tenant.

DeSoto Square Mall's Guitar Zen store began a going-out-of- business sale Tuesday that will run through Saturday. The store's inventory of electric and acoustic guitars, cases, stands, strings, amps, music books and related items are priced to sell. The store will close permanently at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Guitar Zen management said in an email to

customers that the store owner wanted to dedicate more time to selling at festivals.

The store opened in the mall last summer along with four other locally run businesses. The mall took a hit this spring when it lost Chick-fil-A, the f.y.e. music store and Aeropostale. It's been a downward spiral for Desoto Square since the shopping center lost its Macy's in 2014. …

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