I found this article from the New York Times very interesting about the Steinway Store moving.
The little room where Rachmaninoff practiced, the famous basement where up-and-coming virtuosos catnapped under the pianos, the palatial rotunda conceived by the architecture firm that designed Grand Central Terminal — Steinway & Sons is saying goodbye to all that and moving to a corner of a 1970s office building 14 blocks away.
Steinway sold its 1920s building on West 57th Street in 2012, with a deadline to leave by the end of December. Executives of the piano company are now close to signing a 15-year lease for 40,000 square feet of space at 1133 Avenue of the Americas, at West 43rd Street.
via Changing Keys, Steinway Piano Store Will Relocate in Midtown – NYTimes.com.
We didn’t know it at the time but when my son, Michael, and I practiced there in August, we were the last people to use their practice rooms.
When we play Eine Kleine Nachtmusik by Mozart arranged for 2 pianos November 30, we will be the last people to play in the old Steinway Hall.