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After relocating to Bloomington, Guitar Center to re-open next week

It's closing its Edina store and re-opening in Bloomington.

With its store in Edina set to be demolished and replaced by apartments, Guitar Center is on the move.

The music retailer opens its next location at the Southtown Center in Bloomington next Thursday, Apr. 12.

It's promising "huge doorbuster deals" when it holds the grand opening of its new, 16,000 square-foot space at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

The first weekend will include special offers on lessons, guitar setups and rentals, while the new store includes a "state-of-the-art lessons facility" and a new repairs department.


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Expect to find as well its huge selection of amps, percussion instruments, keyboards, DJ equipment and, of course, its "massive guitar wall."

It will be holding an open house for its new lesson facilities between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, Apr. 14, and free, 10-minute intro lessons between Apr. 13-15.

While other bricks-and-mortar retailers have struggled amid the growth of online shopping, Southtown owner Kraus-Anderson told the Business Journal says Guitar World is "a little more impervious to the internet issues that other retailers may have."

The California company has other Twin Cities locations in Roseville, Maple Grove and Oakdale.

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