For the last three years, Treble Clef Music & Studio has been closed on Black Friday.
In the store’s early years, owner Holly Deibert kept it open on holiday weekends, but as patronage on the year’s most coveted shopping days dwindled each year, it was no longer worth it, she said.
This year felt different, however, and the small business owner is going all out.
“I don’t know, I just wanted to kind of amp up Christmas shopping this year. We usually get a lot of people calling or coming in asking about stocking stuffers and various gifts,” Deibert said.
So instead of closing this year, Treble Clef, 550 SE Washington Blvd., will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and have activities, door prizes, popcorn, specials on drinks from the store’s cafe and 20% off some retail items.
While the store’s specialty is the sale and private lessons with typical instruments — like pianos, guitar, percussion, woodwinds and others — its selection is not limited to large instruments, Deibert said.
For stocking stuffers or smaller musical gift items, she suggests instrument accessories, such as guitar picks, strings and straps, or children’s educational tools, such as musical card games and books.
Treble Clef also carries small instruments, such as harmonicas, recorders and harmonicas, and items like microphones, karaoke machines and vinyl records.
“We have everything from weird, eclectic instruments to saxophones,” Deibert said.
Others open on Black Friday
While many of Bartlesville’s small businesses will be closed on Friday, some downtown shops will have extended hours and sales for those looking to shop local.
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Apparel and unique gift boutique Moxie on Second, 118 E. 2nd St., will open two hours early at 8 a.m. and close at 4 p.m. Owner Christie Johnson said on Tuesday there would be storewide sales, but she had yet to decide specifics.
Children’s store Kidz Korner, 308 Dewey Ave., will be keep its normal Friday hours 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., but will mark all Melissa and Doug toys 20% off.