Scott Watts and Corey Shek have lived and played music together in Bellingham for more than a decade, and that’s helped in getting their music store off to a good start.
Watts and Shek opened 3 SIX 0 Music at 1012 W. Holly St. in March, selling musical instruments and accessories as well as offering lessons and having a repair department. Watts said the business has received great support from local musicians, particularly with selling accessories, repairing instruments and teaching classes. The store currently sees about 40 students a week.
“With the way the economy is right now, we aren’t seeing a lot of big ticket sales, such as new instruments,” Watts said in an e-mail. “People are more likely to repair their old instrument over buying new.”
The company is planning a grand opening for Saturday, Aug. 27 which will include a barbecue and music in the parking lot. It’s open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, closed on Sunday. For further details about the store, click this (link) or call 360-756-6567.