Lyric's Mike Kay Dies
Industry veteran Michael Kakadelis, better known as "Mike Kay," passed away Saturday at the age of 89. Kakadelis took over Manhattan retailer Lyric HiFi and Video in 1959 and remained there for 45 years.
A native of Greece and World War II veteran, Kakadelis emigrated to Canada in 1955 and to the U.S. four years later. He purchased Lyric HiFi in 1959 and later moved it to its current location on Lexington Ave. He remained owner of the store until 2004, when he sold it to two longtime employees.
Kakadelis' wife of over 50 years, Catherine, passed away in February.