New York City's last classical sheet music store closing its doors

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Friday, March 6, 2015

NEW YORK (WABC) -- It's a sad day for classical music lovers, as New York City's last classical sheet music store is closing for good.

Frank Music Company on West 54th Street will shut its doors for the final time Friday due to poor sales.

The store, which opened in 1937, has supplied generations of instrumentalists, singers and composers with classical sheet music.

Owner Heidi Rogers says the number of daily customers has dwindled, in part due to scores being readily available online.

Some of the business' celebrity customers included pianist Emanuel Ax and violinist Pamela Frank.

Its stock of hundreds of thousands of scores has been purchased by an anonymous donor as a gift for the Colburn School music conservatory in Los Angeles.

(Information from the Associated Press was used in this report)