Back in June, Sonic Boom announced they'd be shutting their Capitol Hill store location and gave September 5 as the official close date--that date has now been moved up by a little over a week. Sonic Boom's Melrose location will now be permanently closing its doors on Sunday, August 28 at 7 p.m. Just a few minutes ago, a Sonic Boom employee told me over the phone that the reason for the date push up was a shortage of available employees.
That means you've only got a week and a half to take advantage of the killer closing sale that's going on at the store right now--30% off new merchandise, 50% off used.
Click through to see the message SB owner Jason Hughes posted to their website regarding the closure:
Yes, Sonic Boom is closing our Melrose location on August 28th (earlier date than previously released). I'd like to thank all the regular customers we have up here. You make doing this job totally worth it and it's been a pleasure. Thanks to all the bands that have graced us with in-stores.
I've always been a proponent of shopping local and I hope everyone reading this will be in the future, whether it's clothes, music, groceries, shoes, furniture or gifts. Support the stores you enjoy shopping at. That's the best way to let them know that you care about what they do and to make sure they are still there once the economy recovers a bit.
See you on the Hill until the end of August and, hopefully, in Ballard after that. SALE IS IN PROGRESS!