Jukebox shop holds happy memories
David Garnick, who says he’s been fussing with jukeboxes since the Roosevelt administration, stands in the middle of his workshop inside the Lowell storefront that’s carried the family name since 1934. The sign on Middlesex Street says Garnick’s Television Service Center. But TVs are actually a tiny part of the draw. Inside Garnick’s, you’ll find stacks of records, arcade-game cabinets, and at least a half-dozen jukeboxes in various states of repair. Each year, the store services 15 to 20 jukeboxes and sells three or four, says Garnick. The colorful jukes, resplendent in chrome and glass, invoke a golden age in American music.