Posted on 6/17/2019

Jubilee Music Store Move-Short Distance, Big Change

A small--very small--sampling of the Jubilee Music Store inventory.
A small--very small--sampling of the Jubilee Music Store inventory.

As moves go, Jubilee Music Store in Kill Devil Hills, the distance was not far. But when it comes to what the new store looks like and what it has to offer—well, that's a completely different story.

The old location was kind of crammed into the a store on at the end of plaza. It gave the store a kind of an old-fashioned pre-slick looking retail feel to it. Which was great, perhaps, for ambiance but wow were things packed in there.

The move to where Mom's Sweet Shop used to be was not very far at all. Both stores were in Seagate north and the moving consisted of loading guitars, mandolins, a few trumpet and just about every other instrument imaginable onto carts and wheeling it about 40' or 50'. 

The change, though, to what the new location offers is monumental.

Suddenly everything is on display and seeing how much is still hanging from all the walls and how filled the store is that is actually slightly more than twice as big, it gives pause to wonder how everything ever fit in the old store.

Jubilee Music is a musician's dream store. Owner Ronnie Swaim encourages shoppers to pick up instruments and try them out. He seems to believe—quite correctly—that the best way to sell a guitar is for someone play it.

Good news about the old location. The Mustang Outreach Program will be using it for their studios. The Mustang Program works with young musicians (eight years and up) to hone their performance skills. Under the direction of Ruth Wyand, the program has been tremendously successful.

Mom's Sweet Shop seems to have hit a bit of a snag in getting their new store ready for the season just north of Seagate. They're taking over what was the Kitty Hawk Duck Village Outfitters. Workers are there every day, so they'll probably be open soon.

There's a lot happening this summer and Joe Lamb, Jr. & Associates has the best homes in the best locations.

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