Gold Supporting Member
- Nov 11, 2009
- Reaction score
- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
That was at his previous locations. (It sounds like you've been to them.)I’m surprised Hawthorne’s in Pennsylvania made the list based on your criteria.
I thought that was one of those underground, nondescript, no visible signage, have to know a guy who knows a guy, arrange a meeting by leaving coded messages in the third stall along and agree to be driven out to the secret location while blindfolded, specialty boutiques.
These days he is in an actual retail location above Hollowood Music. Hollowood has been around since 1965, but not in the drum business. In the 1990s they rented the third floor out to Waddell's Drum shop.
Hollowood music tried a different location in the early 2000s, and rented space to Drum World. A Guitar Center opened nearby and Hollowood returned to their previous location.
From 2017 through 2020 the Pittsburgh Drum Exchange was on the second floor at Hollowood.
Chris Hawthorne moved into the second floor of Hollowood Music's building a few months back, hired an employee and now keeps regular hours. It is at this point primarily a vintage drum shop, he is a Zildjian dealer. Chris is a great guy, I'm glad to see him at this location. I want to see him do well there.
(I briefly entertained opening a drum shop in that space when PDE closed. If I were ten years younger, I'd have done it.)