As always, there are a million reasons to shop at Music Millennium. Now there’s one more, and it may be the most important reason of all. The details are not mine to tell, but confirmed word is out that MM got pinched for a substantial amount of money- apparently enough to nearly close the store.
Owner Terry Currier is not one to complain, but some of us will upon hearing such things, and we are here to help..right? right!!
It is no secret that Terry is a friend to all and the first guy to help anyone in need. I think of all the MANY charities and fundraisers he’s spearheaded over the years.
After a little pressing, he revealed:
“It was a scary thought in the fall thinking I may have to close. I had both a financial analyst and a consultant come in. Each session, the discussion of having to close was in it….not something I wanted to do but unfortunately was very close to. I’ve been scraping it out with the credit departments in what is like an intense chess match and so far staying in the game.”
A scary proposition and harsh reality indeed. Doesn’t look like MM is close to being out of the woods yet- thus the call-to-action. What the hell are we gonna do? I know, let’s show MM how much we care about this wonderful place which has brought so much musical joy to so many throughout the years.
And really, can we afford anymore unemployment in this country? This state? How many great employees does MM have? And how many hundreds(thousands?!) of people have they employed since 1969? How many more in the next 45 years? It could end up none. Then where are you going to go for all the great music categories, in-stores and nicknacks found no where else? I for one cannot imagine never going up there to see Terry Currier sitting behind the glass working away, then upon seeing me he waves and makes the special effort to get up and come out to talk to me…like he does to anyone who visits.
I just went to the store and purchased Philip Norman’s new giant Mick Jagger biography, Carlos Santana’s new “Guitar Heaven” CD, the brand new Doors L.A. Woman DVD, a Frank Zappa T-shirt and an absolutely cool walking robot that’s almost a foot tall. How much for all that? Only $50.
My budget is tight, but I don’t need to go out tonight cuz I went out today and got a bunch of cool shit from one of the greatest places around!
Now its your turn to go and get a few cool things while giving back to one of the few businesses that always gives back. Enjoy!”
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