Sad news for Sonora visitors and residents: Sonora Music and Creative Learning on Washington Street (the main drag) is going out of business. I only learned this today when I went by and saw the "Business Closing" sign.
This wonderful store has been a local fixture for decades, and the owners want to retire and could not find a buyer. I discovered this place some years ago while walking around downtown Sonora in a drenching rainstorm. I was taken with the gargantuan variety of musical instruments, sheet music and lesson books, recordings, learning aids, school supplies, toys, and more. I can't think of any other store anywhere like this one. I hope the owners enjoy their retirement. And I hope another good business that fits into the character of downtown Sonora will move into this large, attractive location.