Frank McDermott had no intention of owning a music store when he came to Athens, but has owned Blue Eagle Music on Court Street since 2006.
"Initially I taught guitar and worked at Blue Eagle. When the opportunity to purchase the shop came up in 2006, I bought it," McDermott recalled. "I never did have any interest in, or intention to own, a music store, but sometimes life throws you a bone."
When he came to Athens in 1995 from West Chester, Pa., his goal was to buy a chunk of land and perhaps an old farmhouse and live back in the woods.