In 2001 Maurice Unis and his eldest son, Brian, opened Classic Pianos – next to the Aladdin Theater – at 3003 SE Milwaukie Avenue in a historic building that had earlier housed a violin maker. As soon as the shop was established, there grew up around Classic a very diverse community of piano-related businesses – craftsmen and technicians dedicated to the restoration of fine old instruments, a piano moving company, piano teachers working out of the studios at Classic, and a sheet music business. At the end of 2005, Classic acquired Cascade Music – Portland’s exclusive Yamaha dealership, a Hollywood District landmark for over 40 years. Maurice Unis closed Cascade’s business and consolidated his piano enterprise into his further-expanding Classic Pianos “campus” at the east end of the Ross Island Bridge. The expansion includes a newly remodeled, acoustically-enhanced, Recital Hall that occupies the space adjacent to the Aladdin Theater.