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Cary small businesses scale back, close

Posted January 31, 2009
Updated March 9, 2009

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— Tough economic times caused Harold Burt to cut out 2,000 square-feet of retail space at his music store.

Burt Music Company, at 1341 Kildaire Farm Road, has been in business for more than 30 years. Classes at the Burt School of Music, located behind the store, have remained steady, but Burt said he has seen retail sales drop steadily about 75 percent.

Harold Burt, owner of Burt Music Company, 1/31/09 Cary business cuts retail space

A month ago, Burt made the decision to reduce his retail space.

While Burt said the closing is “depressing,” he admitted that it is better than having his entire business close.

Nearby small business, The Spin Cycle, also located on Kildaire Road, closed its doors on Jan. 23 after 16 years of operation.

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  • dlb800 Feb 2, 2009

    You can thank your government for the current recession.

    You put people who have their own best interest at heart, and this is what you get.