Oral History Information
Company NameFazio's Frets & Friends
Mike Fazio opened a small retail shop in St. Louis called Fazio's Frets & Friends. The year was 1978. Within a few months it was clear that he found his niche and before long the store became a lifeblood for area musicians as well as traveling performers. Mike was educated in retail business and worked with Bob McDowell as an intern to apply his teachings in a real store environment. The experience not only resulted in Mike being hooked on retail, but specifically music retail, which is what he did until his retirement!