“We are a music store here in Gainesville Florida,” said Joe Dorsey, owner of Hoggtown Music. “Our primary emphasis is taking care of the school music needs for both middle school and high school.”
However, while their store is impressive and now expanding to a new location, it hasn’t always been this easy for the Dorseys.
“In the early days, my wife would get on her lunch break and she would come to the store and grab whatever checks we got and take them to the bank because we had to get them to the bank that fast. It was very stressful in the beginning,” said Dorsey. “Honestly, I opened my business with $5,000. All we had.”
With over 240 private music lessons a week with 18 different private instructors, the store has grown a lot from when it first opened its doors in 2006. Now, the Dorseys want to move to host outdoor events.
“I don’t have the flexibility to do the outdoor events since there’s no room for it right here,” said Dorsey. “We want to be able to showcase our young talent to the rest of their friends and family”