Is Merrill Audio Defunct?

I read a posting from '02 that said George Merrill had retired. Does anyone know if he retired just from retail, or from the audio world completely?
George Merrill is the owner of underground sound a high end store in Memphis TN. You could get information by calling the store at(901)-405-0261. Also the stores website is
Got in touch with Underground Sound in Memphis a little while back and was told that Mr. Merrill had retired. I took that as meaning that he no longer is involved in any aspect of audio. That was my understanding of what I was told.