Saw this on Facebook, from a buddy that worked there. Apparently the whole chain is closing.
I'm not sure how popular they are out west (or if they are at all) but they were kind of an institution around here. I bought my first guitar there, and unfortunately in recent years their selection and prices were lousy and lousy (in that order) compared to Guitar Center and Musician's Friend.
I know it's a corporation and all, but it's still kind of a bummer. I'm not sure right now if it's the whole thing or just a handful of stores, but the first few comments are saying that it's all of them.
Edit: Ari, you work there, don't you?
that blows. i've 'pawned' a ton of crap there over the years.
got my epi SG for $80 there back in the day! with hs case!