A friend of mine are contemplating pursuing a retail store that sells CDs. It will be a small store in an eclectic "village" area of metro Atlanta. We want to specialize in jazz and blues CDs to create foot traffic. We're thinking about specializing because we don't want to become a full range CD retailer. Our main interest will be in selling mid-fi tube audio gear. In the front of the store we'd sell CDs, but displayed in the back would be a handful of reasonably priced tube audio setups with exotic speakers. Lots of audio eye candy. Maybe some Jolida and ASL components or others in a similar price range. By exotic speakers (mostly bookshelf), we mean something other than the standard box speaker. So imagine coming into a CD store and hearing this beautiful music being played through tube gear along with some funky looking speakers.
Just wanted to get some feedback from you guys. Can a store like this one be successful? Why or why not? More importantly, what would entice you into a specialty music store? What music genres would you recommend? How would you suggest that we market the store?