— 249th Guitar Center location features on-site lessons and repair services, along with GC’s vast inventory selection —
Westlake Village, CA (July 2, 2013) – On the evening of Thursday, June 27, 2013, Guitar Center held the grand opening of its new location in Port St. Lucie, Florida, located at 1707 NW St. Lucie West Blvd. Suite 142, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986. The Port St. Lucie store (Guitar Center’s 249th retail location) is part of a new wave of Guitar Center retail stores that feature lesson spaces, which allows the brand to offer additional music lessons, special programs and expanded opportunities for local musicians.
Port St. Lucie Store Manager John Fowler stated, “I’m so excited to be a part of the Port St. Lucie music community. After seven years and two store openings with Guitar Center, my own love for making music continues to grow and expand with every single customer I meet. Helping people make music, isn’t just our slogan, it’s our job and our passion – the whole Port St. Lucie staff is made up of local musicians who are dedicated to providing the best experience, most knowledgeable assistance and top tier teaching techniques, both on the sales floor and through the in-house, state-of-the-art Guitar Center Studios lesson space that’s been built into this new location. Immersing ourselves in the local music scene surrounding the store is also important to myself and the staff.”
Guitar Center Port St. Lucie: What Musicians Will Find In-Store
Guitar Center Studios – Deeply vested in expanding and enhancing the local music scene, Guitar Center Port St. Lucie also brings Guitar Center Studios to the new location. The fully-equipped, in-house lesson space is giving Port St. Lucie residents of all ages and skill levels access to affordable music lessons. Sourcing locally trained store employees as certified instructors, courses will be offered on guitar, bass, keys and drums, as well as vocals and recording techniques using Pro Tools and Logic Pro and GarageBand.
Vast Product Selection and Low Prices – Guitar Center Port St. Lucie brings an unprecedented selection of products to Port St. Lucie, all backed by Guitar Center’s guarantee and available at attractive prices. The store features the latest in guitars, amplifiers, percussion instruments and keyboards, as well as live sound, DJ, lighting and recording equipment.
Guitar Center Garage – Guitar Center Port St. Lucie includes GC Garage, the store’s on-site guitar repair service, offering a host of services, including electronics repair, hardware customization, fretwork, structural repairs, cosmetic enhancements, setup and maintenances.
Guitar Center Port St. Lucie: Additional In-Store Programs and Opportunities Include:
Guitar Center’s “Endless Aisle” – Port St. Lucie customers can now shop from Guitar Center’s new multi-channel “endless aisle,” which extends the in-store inventory to over $400 million in new and used products from across the nation. Shoppers will be able to purchase in-store, online and via phone, with the option to have products shipped to their home or to the store for convenient pick up.
At: Guitar Center Programs – Throughout the calendar year, Guitar Center Port St. Lucie will host an array of free events, such as artist workshops, lessons, product launches and performances, as a part of the company’s ongoing commitment to educating and assisting unsigned artists. These programs aim to provide musicians with the opportunities and exposure essential to achieving their music goals.
Recording Made Easy – Available at all Guitar Center locations, the Recording Made Easy program is a four-week, user-friendly series of weekly classes occurring Saturdays from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
In addition to special programs at the new Port St. Lucie store, Guitar Center offers year-round programs designed to spearhead creativity and highlight promising undiscovered talent. Port St. Lucie residents will now be able to participate in these ongoing events from their hometown. Programs have included Your Next Record, Guitar Center On-Stage, Guitar Center Singer-Songwriter, Guitar Center’s Battle of the Blues and Guitar Center’s Drum-Off.
Guitar Center Port St. Lucie Store and Studio Hours
Mon-Sat: 10 AM-8 PM
Sun: 12 PM-7 PM