Daves’ Drum Depot

4100 Monroe Street

Daves’ Drum Depot began in 1980 as Rick’s Drum Shop on Sylvania Avenue. In 1991 the business was purchased by two Rick’s employees, Dave Gierke and Dave Fogle. Geirke and Fogle moved the store to 4100 Monroe Street in 1993 and renamed it Daves’ Drum Depot. In 2005 Daves’ Drum Depot was purchased by long time manager Martin Stein and renamed The Drum Depot.

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Penguin Music, 5459 Monroe St.

Penguin Music Store #3.

“You have never been to a music store if you have not visited Penguin Music Store on Monroe Street.” – Newspaper Ad, November 16, 1986.

Penguin Music was founded by Lawrence A. Oberheu c1953. Monroe store closed February 1, 2000. Demolished between 2000-2005. Additional locations were on Sylvania Avenue and Detroit Avenue.

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Ron’s Music (TMIE), 2457 Tremainsville Rd.

Ron’s Music was created by Ron “Crazy Ron” Pollman on February 14, 1973 according to Ohio Sec of State filings. Ron’s Music later became Toledo Musical Instrument Exchange (TMIE). Ron later opened The Used Music Shop. Many great memories of going to TMIE to buy and rent. Ran into the other Ron often. Former Ron’s/TMIE location demolished. Now Meyers Auto Wash.

Musicians on a budget should look into Toledoan Ron Pollman’s latest venture, The Used Music Shop, at 2425 W. Laskey (next to Sommerset Hall). Pollman, who has 47 years in the music business with former shops Ron’s Music and Toledo Musical Instrument exchange, has created a new hub for buying, selling and swapping musical equipment.” – Toledo City Paper (1-2-2013)

On Tuesday, June 8, 2021, Ron Pollman passed away at the age of 74. https://www.pawlakfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Ronald-Ron-B-Pollman?obId=21371101

TMIE Now Open 6-29-1984