- Jan 17, 2013
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Mr. Hewgley went to the same church my parents took me to in high school. If not for his generous offer of free lessons along with a paid guitar rental for the youth group, I wouldn't have gotten a start in playing guitar. He made it possible for me.
I was in the Henley Street store a *lot* back then. Met some cool guys. Got infected with GAS. I'll never forget the day I saw and touched my first Moog in person. He supplied the high school bands with their rentals too. From my perspective he was a wise, generous, and good man.
Here's one for Mr. Hewgley.
I agree and feel the same about Richard Dennis (owner of TM). Business in that day had shifted to the suburbs which was why the down town stores were suffering. There used to be a mall that included Sears and Haverty's around the same area of broadway that also went out of business. Mr Hewgly was getting older and just let the store fold. Richard did the same a few years back once it was clear his kids were not interested in taking the store over.