Brookside is home to many local businesses, some new and some decades old. In Fox Features… we will look at some of those businesses and their owners who are living out their passion in Brookside.
First up is an interview with Fed Reggiardo, owner of BKS Guitars!
The Fox: “What services do you provide for the community?”
Fed: “Brookside Guitars is the place to go in BKS for guitar, piano, or bass lessons (drums coming soon) and to meet and interact with other neighborhood musicians. We also have a selection of guitars and accessories for sale with much more inventory to be added in the coming weeks as we wrap up renovations at our new location.”
The Fox: “What is your favorite thing about Brookside and why did you open up shop here?”
Fed: “There are so many things I love about Brookside.! Having grown up in Tucson, AZ I first visited KC about 10 years ago with my wife (then girlfriend) who is a Brookside native. I instantly fell in love! The combination of lush vegetation, gorgeous homes, wonderful restaurants, walkability, and community pride set it apart from almost every other place I’ve ever visited in the US. Everybody knows everybody around here and that is extremely unique in the heart of a metro with over 2 million inhabitants.”
The Fox: “What do you wish more people knew about BKS Guitars?”
Fed: “What do I want people to know about BKS Guitars? That we’re here!!! Just need to keep spreading the word that we exist. Having a toddler and a newborn have limited my ability to get out into the community, network, and spread the word about the shop. We’re growing steadily and will be stocking many more items in the upcoming weeks. Stop by and introduce yourself if you’re a musician in the neighborhood! Oh, and visit www.brooksideguitars.com, like us on facebook, join us on Twitter, and so on.”
BKS Guitars is located at 63rd and Oak. If you are interested in learning an instrument, connecting with other musicians, or in need of some music supplies check out BKS Guitars!
(Note–The Brookside Fox does not receive compensation for posts on local businesses–we just love this neighborhood and love people who are doing great things here!)