Music & Arts Opens 160th Location

Music & Arts has opened its 160th location in the United States with the acquisition of Ponier Music in West Cobb, Georgia.

Previous owner, Doug Ponier, will remain as the store's manager, and will continue to serve the residents of West Cobb and surrounding towns in Cobb County including Fair Oaks, Country Lake, Wynford Chase, Arbor Forest and West Hampton with services including private and group lessons, instrument rentals, repairs and a wide assortment of instruments and accessories.

"For almost 23 years, I was proud to serve the West Cobb community for all things music related," Ponier said. "But, with the internet taking a bigger and bigger bite of the mom-and-pop store it was time to move on. Music and Arts has been wonderful to work with to start that next chapter, and I'm proud to stay on as the new manager. Everyone has been very helpful and supportive in getting myself and my staff acclimated, and I look forward to continuing to bring music to our community."

"For many years, Ponier Music has been the go-to music store in the West Cobb area for performing musicians of all styles and levels," said Steve Zapf, Music & Arts president. "We're excited to continue to provide the best in instruments, lessons, rentals and repair services to West Cobb and surrounding communities."

The new store opening follows the recent acquisition of Clark Baker Music (El Centro, California) and Great Southern Music (Gainesville, Florida). In addition, in February, Music & Arts opened new locations in Waldorf, Maryland; Fort Collins, Colorado; and Scottsdale, Arizona.