SPRINGFIELD, MO — March 4, 2013 – Springfield Music, Inc. today announced its acquisition of Fazio’s Music in St. Louis, MO. The transaction was complete on February 11, 2013 and is the second of its company purchases in the past six months.
According to Springfield Music Vice President Donovan Bankhead, the decision to add Fazio’s Music to Springfield Music’s family of businesses is part of its strategic plan to “provide a fun, full service experience for our customers throughout Missouri and the surrounding states.”
Fazio’s, founded in 1978, is a retail music store based in St. Louis with the majority of its merchandise including guitars and guitar accessories.
“The huge selection of instruments is something you have to see to believe. Plus, the staff there is literally one of the finest groups of people you’ll find in any music store,” said Bankhead. “They are all extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and passionate about what they do.”
Under new ownership, the already broad store instrument selection will grow to include school band and orchestra sales and rentals, expanding its current market into the educational and church facilities in the St. Louis area.
“We are excited moving forward, using the existing legacy Mike Fazio created and adding new elements to the picture,” James Gast, Fazio’s general manager said. “Our addition to the Springfield Music family is truly an amazing opportunity, considering the different strengths each of the four stores bring to the table.”
Springfield Music, Inc. currently operates the following Missouri retail music stores: Springfield Music in Springfield; Ernie Williamson Music in Joplin; Funky Munky Music in Shawnee; and now Fazio’s Music in St. Louis.
About Springfield Music, Inc.:
Springfield Music, Inc. is a full-line musical instrument retail family of companies based in Springfield, Missouri. Specializing in instrument sales, rental, repair, and lessons, Springfield Music and its affiliates have the largest, most dynamic lesson program in southwest Missouri. Springfield Music, Inc. offers four retail locations in Springfield, Joplin, Shawnee and Ellsville, Missouri as well as an online and ebay store.
More information: http://www.springfield-music.com