For more than 60 years, Bill Harris ran a music store in Provo. Here’s how his 27-year-old grandson is continuing his legacy

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  • zipadeedoodah Lehi, UT
    June 22, 2019 6:46 p.m.

    I remember going to the store at times when I was in a rock band while attending BYU a long, long time ago.

  • From Ted's Head Orem, UT
    June 21, 2019 1:30 p.m.

    Bought our piano from Bill Harris 16 years ago and wasn't put off at all by the looks of the place. We wanted a piano, not a room for the night.

  • bamafone Salem, UT
    June 21, 2019 7:36 a.m.

    Judith,
    I agree, and support everything you mentioned. However, Architectural Digest won’t be doing a photo shoot any time soon. All I’m saying is, an inviting building would really help with sales, it would attract more customers and help build their business.

  • Judith D. Los Angeles, CA
    June 19, 2019 1:32 p.m.

    bamafone -- Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I love this building and what it means to downtown Provo. I have nothing but praise for the Ford Harris. At a time when the so-called Millennial generation is widely criticized for being superficial, unmotivated, and even lazy, Ford Harris and his stepbrother are showing exactly the opposite -- their appreciation of their family history is deep, they are passionate in their approach, and they are working hard and creatively to keep this icon of Provo alive for future generations. I wish them success with their new business model and encourage all those in Provo and the surrounding areas to support this family enterprise.

  • bamafone Salem, UT
    June 19, 2019 8:53 a.m.

    Their building has to be one of the most unattractive properties in Provo.