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Luthier Music to Reopen in Flatiron After Closing Hell's Kitchen Shop

By Gwynne Hogan | September 8, 2015 4:05pm
 Luthier Music will reopen in Flatiron later this month, its owner said.
Luthier Music will reopen in Flatiron later this month, its owner said.
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HELLS KITCHEN — The Hell's Kitchen music store that closed up shop several months back will reopen in Flatiron later this month, a worker there said.

Luthier Music, which specializes in nylon-string classical and flamenco guitars and products, closed its doors at 41 W. 44th St. in March after its owner sold the building, according to a worker there.

Luthier will reopen once renovations have been complete in the next few weeks at their new location at 49 W. 24th St., a worker said. 

Owner Antonio Acosta sold off the W. 44th Street property for nearly $9 million to a Buddhist publishing house called Buddha's Light, which also runs a temple in Queens, property and state business records show.

A manager at Buddha's Light in Flushing could not be reached for immediate comment, though a worker there said the 44th Street space was currently being redecorated. 


Luthier makes its own handmade classical, nylon string guitars, according to its website. Acosto had owned the 44th Street building since the late 80's, property records show.