‘Daddy’s Junky Music’ Shuts Down All Stores

BOSTON (CBS) – “Daddy’s Junky Music” has shut down all of its stores in New England after nearly 40 years in business.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mark Katic reports

A manager answering the phone at the Daddy’s in Dedham told WBZ-TV all of the company’s stores closed for good as of 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Local musicians and people in the event-planning industry have been buying and trading in equipment at Daddy’s since the 1970’s.

Daddy’s had 20 stores in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Vermont.

A note from the general manager on the door of the Back Bay store read:

“After 40 years of service to the Boston music community, we are very sad to say we are closing our doors for the last time. ┬áThank you for supporting Daddy’s.”

Daddy’s founder Fred Bramante said his business was crippled by Internet sales where they don’t have to collect a sales tax, saving customers money.

Ironically, Bramante’s business took off in 1972 because was it based in New Hampshire and customers didn’t have to pay sales tax.


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