Family enterprise builds a home for music
Amanda Arbogast and Shalie Chakarun, both of Reno, shop for LPs at Armadillo Music on F Street in downtown Davis. The longtime business moved to a larger space a few doors to the north earlier this summer. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo
Before Armadillo Music opens on a Saturday morning, the Chapman boys, ages 5 and 3, are playing with stuffed snakes. Owen and Quentin run around bins of records and CDs in the month-old space, two doors down from its original F Street storefront where they grew up in Armadillo onesies.
The boys’ parents, Athena and Josh Chapman, co-own Davis’ last-man-standing music shop. Josh runs the day-to-day, Athena helps with the long-term planning, working full-time for the California Association of Health Plans. They took over Armadillo after Athena’s father and store founder, Michael Krell, passed away unexpectedly from a heart attack. Continue Reading