Petit Music, local piano retailers and care experts, are changing tempo to keep up with new rhythms.
However, musical shoppers have changed their tune and now Petit is now consolidating its business back to Eyota.
“The way marketing and other things have changed so much in last four years, location is not that important any more,” says co-owner Ann Petit.
Expect the Rochester store to close by Jan. 31.
Two benefits of the change, she says, are that the Eyota facility has been remodeled to improve its acoustics, and it has a private recital room that can be closed off from the retail space. Acoustics have been an issue in the Rochester space, and weekend piano recitals required the store to close for performances.Petit and her husband, Larry, are also revamping their Web site to better connect with customers.