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Sherman Clay Pianos was founded in San Francisco in by Leander Sherman in 1870, and, sadly, four of the company's Bay Area stores are closing, the San Francisco Business Times reports. Steinway & Sons will take over the spaces on Mission Street in San Francisco and in Walnut Creek, while locations in Santa Clara and Sacramento close down completely. Stores in Seattle and Houston will remain open.
In other closing news, Ralph Lauren in the Crocker Galleria has shut down. The Financial District mall had fallen a bit out of favor over the past decade, but has seen lots of new tenants recently, many of the home grown variety, including Tomboy Tailors, StoreEnvy's pop-up shop, and Luna Cupcakes.
· All Crocker Galleria News [Racked SF]
· Ralph Lauren [Official Site]