It's a sad, sad day for musicians in Northern Colorado, but not an overly surprising one at that. After nearly 20 years in business, Colorado Drum & Percussion in Old Town Fort Collins announced today (June 25) that they will close the business at the end of summer. 

The drum store/lesson studio located at 256 Linden St., will begin selling off inventory and fixtures, and also some of the owners personal collection of vintage drum memorabilia.

Many local, and even some national music stores have struggled to make ends meet lately, and the Fort Collins drum store was no different. A poor economy, and also having to compete with online retailers who can cut prices much lower were ultimately the downfall for this and many other music shops.

The store which has been open since 1995, did not announce a firm date for closure yet.