Tucson's last Beaver's Band Box on Oracle closes abruptly

2011-08-09T00:00:00Z 2011-08-09T09:18:53Z Tucson's last Beaver's Band Box on Oracle closes abruptly Arizona Daily Star
August 09, 2011 12:00 am

The last location of local music-store institution Beaver's Band Box, at 7918 N. Oracle Road, is abruptly closed until further notice.

Beaver's, which has operated in Tucson since 1964, shut its original midtown location on East Broadway in April. At that time, manager Michael Santander said day-to-day business at the Broadway location had slowed, but the Oracle location was still doing well.

Beaver's did not indicate it was closing on its website or Twitter or Facebook accounts Monday. Reached via Facebook, Santander confirmed the Oracle Road store is closed.

Longtime customer Manny Encinas, a Sahuarita resident, made a 31-mile trip to the store Monday, only to be greeted by a sign taped to the window that read "Store closed until further notice. - Sorry."

He'll have to find another place to purchase equipment for his high school daughter's clarinet.

"They should have said something," Encinas said. "I had to come a long way."

Providence Service Corp. has lower quarterly profit

Tucson-based Providence Service Corp. announced lower second-quarter profits Monday despite a 6 percent increase in revenue.

Before the company's earnings announcement, the company's stock plummeted more than 14 percent in trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market, which lost nearly 9 percent overall in a major sell-off.

Providence, which provides counseling and other social services under government contracts, posted net income of $4.9 million, or 36 cents per share, in the second quarter, which ended June 30. That compares with earnings of $7.3 million, or 54 cents per share, in the second quarter of 2010.

The company's second-quarter profit was in line with analysts' expectations.

Providence reported revenue of $235.3 million, up 5.8 percent from the same period last year as revenues from non-emergency transportation rose 6.7 percent and revenue from other social services grew 4.6 percent.

Phil Villarreal, David Wichner

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