Family Business: Photo Essay by Ashley Vargas

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Ashley Vargas photographs three Jacksonville family businesses that have built a legacy in our city.



Kelly’s Piano & Organ


The Kelly family has always been in the piano business so they decided to open their own shop in 1963, a few years latter they expanded the store so include a showcase. The Kelly’s Piano & Organ not sell,  repair and tune pianos. They also hold piano recitals.

I had the chance to meet with Bob Kelly the current storeowner, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kelly. Walking through the place I felt this sense of calmness and peace. It was a very pleasant being in the piano showcase room. In the background you can hear an automatic piano playing.





Bob Kelly


The workshop where they fix and tune the pianos


Another workshop where they build pianos

Kelly's Piano & Organ
1716 University Blvd North
Jacksonville, FL 32211
(904) 743-3822


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