Letter from John Goddard

Dear Friends, Customers and Fans of Village Music,

It is with no small amount of regret that I announce that 2007 will be Village Music's final year. We will be closing on September 30, 2007.

While the deciding factor in this decision has been the rent levels necessary to maintain a business in Mill Valley, this is only one of several reasons I've reached this decision. Basically - it's time. I've had a great time here for a great many years. The things I've learned, the people I've met, and the ways in which my musical horizons have expanded (and on some levels, solidified) have been probably the major focus of my life for 40 years. it has been, for the most part, wonderful.

Beginning on January Ist, we will begin a phased liquidation of not only the stock in the store, the contents of my storage area (some of which have never seen the retail light of day), but also most of the memorabilia on the walls, which has helped make the store world-famous. There will be various prices which will change (and/or) decrease monthly as September approaches. I will also be considering reasonable offers on the higher-end memorabilia on the walls.

We will continue adding to the stock right along, as we will not stop acquiring stock for some time. Credit slips, as always, will only apply to sticker prices, not sale prices. All consignment products must be picked up by July 31st, at which point whatever is still there will be "consigned" to the bargain bins.

This is a decision, which has been a long time coming, and the final decision has not been taken lightly. As I said - it's time. I would like to take this time to thank all of my past and present employees, from Robin through Gary, without whose help this store would not be what it is today.

As Bob Hope so famously put it - Thanks for the Memories,

- John Goddard

Village Music
31 Sunnyside #5, Mill Valley, CA 94941 USA

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