Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Coming to 34th Street: Sam Ash

News broke this morning that music store Sam Ash is moving the majority of its West 48th Street stores south to 34th Street.

"Sam Ash's Drum Shop on West 48th Street via Bam Bam the Influence" - Racked NY

Many will continue to lament the fading away of "Music Row." Sam Ash was prophetic in telling Jeremiah's Vanishing New York back in 2009 that "Music Row as you know it will be gone in a few years." But the property owners of Sam Ash's current locations are planning a condo, so the music store is coming to 333 West 34th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues (and may also keep a small presence on 48th Street). This will make Sam Ash neighbor to B&H, Hammerstein Ballroom, and Madison Square Garden.

Sam Ash's new location, walking west toward Ninth Avenue.
View from the south side of 34th Street between 8th and Ninth.

We happily welcome the addition of a music store like Sam Ash to West 34th Street, and with the proximity of several music venues it certainly seems like a good fit.

Sam Ash 
Coming to 333 West 34th Street