Tobias Music completed a showroom makeover and expansion in March. The project, which began in late October 2011, tripled the Downers Grove, Ill., guitar shop’s space to roughly 1,600 square feet.
Tobias now has two connected showrooms. The old showroom features new carpeting and drapes, and the front door has been moved to make more room for accessories. The shop’s new and much larger section boasts wood paneling, track lighting, a couch and, in the back corner, a bar, where patrons can learn about Taylor Guitars’ Build to Order program on a flat-screen television.