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Maria Broufas in her music shop-2
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Federal Cliftondale Revitalization grant spurs happy notes and hope at Lincoln Avenue music shop

   Maria Broufas said she’s hoping the business community in Cliftondale is in for better days after the town learned it will receive a $2.3-million federal grant for revitalization of the Square.

   “I really hope so. I’d love to have more foot traffic here,” Maria said in an interview this week.

“Right now, it’s mostly just cars,” she said.

   Since 2017, Maria and her husband Taso have been renting space at 253 Lincoln Ave. for their business, Play Music.

   “It’s pretty much been up and down. We did pretty good, and that COVID hit and we almost closed,” Maria said. “I would love it if people started picking up and playing instruments again, or at least gave it a try. Business has slowed down since COVID,” she said.

   Play Music sells musical instruments, particularly guitars, and music accessories. It all provides guitar repairs and services. In addition, guitar lessons, drum lessons, bass lessons and piano lessons are offered at the store.

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