Bakerview Square

Manna Music on the Move

by Dave Gallagher, Bellingham Herald

Manna Music, which has been selling instruments locally for 24 years, will move out of downtown and into Bakerview Square later this year.

Jamie Miller, president of the company, said he expects to move into the new location in July. The new spot will have 4,000 square feet of space and 10 studios, which will allow the business to expand its lessons program.

“The teaching part of the business has grown to the point that we are limited to what we can do here (at 703 W. Holly St.),” Miller said. “The place we are moving to is a well-designed space to offer more lessons.”

The company also has been selling a variety of instruments, including guitars, keyboards and sound equipment. They also do guitar repair work.

Miller said selling instruments has leveled off in recent years because of online and other competition, but he plans to add product lines at the new location.

This article appeared in print in the Bellingham Herald May 12, 2008.
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