We’re moving out. Then we’re moving back in.

8c3dc230663e617cf40a2e6455f96075After 119 years of serving the musical community from Boston’s “Piano Row,” M. Steinert & Sons will be leaving our headquarters  building at 162 Boylston Street. But don’t worry! We’ll soon be back.

The six-story, 38,000 square foot Steinert Building has been purchased by B Minor, LLC (what a great name!) and will soon undergo a much needed overhaul. The renovation project is scheduled to begin in late 2015, and is expected to take 18-24 months.

Once renovations are complete we plan to return to continue to serve you from a modern, state-of-the-art showroom.

“We’ve been here for 119 years, and we fully intend to continue serving the next generation of New England musicians from the same location, only in a more modern showroom,” said Paul Murphy, Jr., the third generation owner whose grandfather purchased M. Steinert & Sons from the founder’s family in 1934.

Our doors will remain open for you.

In the meantime we’ll keep our doors open for piano and organ buyers, along with teachers and students in our popular Steinert Piano Academy, at an interim showroom in Boston. We are currently negotiating for the temporary showroom location, which will also accommodate teachers and students participating in the M. Steinert & Sons Piano Academy.

Don’t forget we also have a piano and organ showroom and teaching center at The Natick Mall on Route 9 in Natick.

A little history.

First erected in 1896 by Alexander Steinert, son of our company’s founder, Morris Steinert, the building has served as a magnet for musicians, teachers and students from the very start. M. Steinert & Sons was the first tenant and has remained a fixture here for more than a century.

Over the years time has taken a toll on the building and extensive renovations and repairs are necessary. The sale of the building to B Minor, LLC will allow these renovations to take place. The owner of B Minor, LLC, William Mosakowski, is one of the region’s business leaders, and the founder and CEO of Public Consulting Group, Inc.

Interestingly, Mr. Mosakowski first became acquainted with the Steinert Building in 1998, when he purchased a piano from M. Steinert & Sons. He fell in love with the building and, after many years, finally reached an agreement to purchase this historic gem.

What about Steinert Hall?

Mr. Mosakowski has stated that he wishes to restore Steinert Hall, the once-elegant concert venue located 30 feet below ground in the building’s basement. During the early part of the last century Steinert Hall hosted many of the world’s leading musical artists, and was one of the country’s most prominent settings for classical entertainment. The long dormant Steinert Hall has been the subject of numerous feature articles and documentaries over the years. While renovating this remarkable concert space and bringing it up to modern safety standards presents many intimidating challenges, B Minor, LLC will investigate every avenue to try to revive Steinert Hall.

Our thanks, and our promise to you.

Steinert & Sons has been privileged to serve the musical and arts community of Boston and New England for a combined seven generations. We’re not stopping now! We are very excited about the prospect of continuing our tradition of providing the world’s finest pianos with exceptional service to many generations to come. And we look forward to doing it just as we have since 1896 – as the anchor of Boston’s Piano Row.