Matt’s Music Expansion Hopes to Spark Growth on Oliver Street

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By: Brendan McDonough

Reporter for North Tonawanda

More music is set to fill the air in North Tonawanda as Matt’s Music, located at 937 Oliver Street, is planning a major expansion.

The 2600-foot expansion project includes taking the empty lot next to the existing store and turning it into a music studio and much more.

“It is going to be a complete vocal performance complex with five vocal studios’, a recording booth, a performance base with stage sound and lighting,” said Zach Carr, Owner. “We are also going to be blowing out the whole front part of our music store here and creating an atrium.”

The two buildings will be connected and the project is expected to take about 10 months to complete.



Zach Carr and his mother currently run the businesses, but it was originally started by Zach’s grandfather Matt fifty-five years ago. It is a true family business.

Matt’s Music sells everything from guitars to drum sets and everything in between. They also offer music lessons and a host of other activities for people in North Tonawanda to take advantage of.

With the expansion they are hoping to not only bring more services to the area, but are also hoping to inspire other businesses to invest in Oliver Street.

“There is a lot of growth on Webster Street and down on the other part of Oliver Street,” said Carr, “but we are really hoping that this can be the beginning of an effort on this side of Oliver Street to spur growth with other businesses. We have a huge bookstore that will be opening soon, so we are very excited about the possibilities for this community.”

The ground breaking for the expansion of Matt’s Music took place on Monday August 13th. Photos from the event are included below:


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