Music Mix to close after 30 years

Digital era leads to store’s demise

AFTER recently announcing the closing down of Music Mix, owner, Mark Conradt and his wife have received phenomenal customer response expressing sadness at the news.

END OF AN ERA: After 30 years of business, Music Mix in Vincent will be closing down in June. The store is currently having a 30% off sale on all stock Picture: MADELEINE CHAPUT

After 30 years of business, it is tough to see this local gem disappear. “I have been inundated with requests from our fantastic East London supporter base calling for Music Mix to somehow remain open.

“Many customers have offered assistance in so many different ways to help Music Mix continue trading. I wish it was that simple,” Mark said.

Starting out selling CD’s out of a suitcase, Mark built up what is now known as Music Mix; the first store opening at Lock Street Jail in East London in 1988.

The business grew and gained loyal customers that have served Mark and his wife, Louise, well over the years, but after the rise of digital downloading, this music hub has been forced into a corner.

Slowly Conradt and his wife closed down the various stores throughout the country, while still holding on to the East London Store at Vincent Park.

“It is with a heavy heart and deep regret that I am forced to make the sad decision to close our doors at Music Mix,” the music- loving owner said.

The store is offering a 30% discount on all their stock in preparation for their closure. “Flip through our CDs and find that long lost title that may never be available again,” he said.

“There are no words to describe the honour I feel by the incredible out-pouring of well wishes that we have received. Once again thank you all so much,” Mark said.

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