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Dearborn Music Looks to Move by Mid-November

The CD and record store has been part of Dearborn for more than 50 years.

Dearborn Music will likely be in its new space by the time the holiday shopping season rolls around.

The west Dearborn store—which sells new and used records, CDs and DVDs, as well as music memorabilia—has been in its current location on the corner of Monroe and Michigan Avenue since 1959.

Rick LeAnnais announced the store's impending move in June to a new location three blocks west on Newman Street. However, complications with the building and city approval delayed the move, which was originally expected to take place by the beginning of fall.

Now, LeAnnais said, they're just waiting on the city to approve their certificate of occupancy.

"We're hoping to get in during the next two weeks," he said. "It will be an easy transition from one store to the other."

That's because LeAnnais has had plenty of time to plan out where he wants everything in the store to go, from music racks to band merchandise. The layout, he added, will be more open.

The target date is to get moved into the new location by Nov. 11, he said, to allow for time to prepare before the busy holiday shopping season.

Donna Hay October 30, 2012 at 04:48 PM
It would be very interesting to know what the complications were. Makes you wonder if they give a long standing Dearborn business a hard time what about businesses that want to start up in the city? Wish them continued success in their new location.
City of Dearborn October 30, 2012 at 05:10 PM
A lot of it just had to do with checking little things within the store to make sure they would be up to code - standard things, but time consuming. Another issue was the same zoning ordinance that held things up for Goodwill. Dearborn Music, likewise, sells some used goods. However, the City Plan Commission approved changes to that ordinance over the summer that made it so that Dearborn Music did not have to go through the process that Goodwill did. I don't have the exact language of the ordinance on hand.

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