The red carpet flooring invites you to explore The Music House. It guides you effortlessly from the main hall into the side room, where two listening outposts await. There is a lot to choose from.Fitting its “young Mozart” logo, this record store was first largely built on classical music. In time, The Music House added other typically underrepresented genres. The expanding back catalogue gradually included rich offerings in jazz, various ethnic, traditional music styles and even pop. However, for most of the past decade, The Music House was mostly known and cherished for promoting local indie artists. The store properly showcased their albums and even transformed itself, once a week, to a welcoming live venue. Sadly and quite abruptly, it was announced last month that The Music House will shut down this May after 15 years of loyal service.The location at 25 Keren Hayesod Street has been a staple of Jerusalem’s entertainment scene for decades. Back in the 1970s, the place operated as The Drugstore nightclub. In 1983, it was home of IMP Records, which specialized in classical music and served as the launching pad for the current record store. Remarkably, one of IMP’s former employees, Eitan Karashi, continues working to this day under The Music House brand.