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Last Music Store Leaves Music Row


Alex Musical Instruments, the last music store that remained on the segment of West 48th Street in Manhattan that was once called Music Row has moved away. In December, owner Alex Carozza packed his accordion store up after 50 years and relocated to an office building on West 54th Street. Once a vibrant street where famous musicians could frequently be spotted, the street is now home to empty buildings and “for rent” signs. All of the music shops that once lined the street (Rudy’s Music Stop, Manny’s Music, New York Woodwind and Brass, We Buy Guitars, and more) have either closed or relocated, victims of the soaring price of real estate and growth in Internet shopping.