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Ground breaking at new Ernie Williamson store in Joplin

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News release from Ernie Williamson Music:

Ernie Williamson Music has broken ground on a new store scheduled to open in early spring of 2014. Ernie Williamson Music will occupy 6,000 of the 10,000 square foot building and will feature 1,500 square feet of lesson rooms and nearly 4,000 square feet of retail floor space.

Though not damaged in the tornado, Ernie Williamson Music and its owners felt a new building would better harmonize with the architecture of  new retail spaces spanning Rangeline Road plus accommodate the growth and development of Ernie Williamson Music. Designed by Springfield's Burns and Associates Architects and contracted by Construction Adventures, the new, larger building will replace the existing facility to better accommodate its retail products, music instructors, students, customers and staff. 

"Ernie Williamson Music has been a staple in the Joplin music community since 1937, and the new facility aims to provide the highest-quality experience for its visitors, from professional musicians to students learning a new instrument," said Lee Coats, president of the Springfield Music family of music stores. "We have worked strategically over the past several years to grow our stores, and it's exciting to be breaking ground on a new building in Joplin."

While the culture of Ernie Williamson Music will not change, visitors to the new store will see noticeable changes to the company's shopping experience including:

  • A fully-stocked show room that includes most instruments and accessories for band, guitar, vocal, string and PA users, both professional and novice
  • Over 1500 square feet dedicated to larger, sound-proofed lessons rooms stocked with everything needed for the best music lessons experience including amps, drum kits, pianos and more.
  • Special performance area for open mics, recitals, group lessons and clinicians

Ernie Williamson Music will be open seven days a week through construction, and is slated to open doors to its new store March, 2014.

About Ernie Williamson Music

Ernie Williamson Music is Joplin's premier music store for instruments, guitars and music lessons. Its namesake, Ernie Williamson, a local musician, started the store in 1937 in Pittsburg, KS as an opportunity to share music with the community. The store continues to hold true to the its roots, offering music supplies, service and learning opportunities to Joplin and its surrounding communities. For more information regarding the Ernie Williamson Music or its expansion, please call Eli at (417) 624-3157 or visit erniewilliamson.com. For floor and construction plans, please contact Angela at (417) 881-1373.

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