CD Central is Member of the Week!
CD Central has been a hub for the Lexington music scene since its doors first opened in 1995. What was once a used cd store near the heart of the University of Kentucky campus is now Lexington’s oldest and largest new and used music store. Along with its vast collection of music, CD Central sells a large variety of posters, new and used DVDs, t-shirts, stereo equipment and much more.
Over the years the music experience has become a primarily digital, but there will always be something different about physically holding your favorite album, placing it on the turntable and hearing the scratch of the needle as the first track begins. Within a few years of opening, CD Central doubled its space and moved to its current location on South Limestone in 1999. While CD Central’s big box competition has reduced its music selection, CD Central has only continued to grow its offering.
Since its start CD Central owner Steve Baron has focused on promoting local Lexington artists and businesses. CD Central’s support for the development of downtown the Lexington scene is what led it to become a member of DLC. CD Central is one of the founding members of the Alliance of Independent Media Stores (AIMS) as well as Lexington’s “buy local” organization, Local First Lexington. CD Central has a designated section in its store for local Lexington artists and it also sells tickets for local concert venues.
This year CD Central celebrates its 22 year anniversary. CD Central is small, but mighty with just seven employees (eight if you count its resident dog Zena). Each employee brings a unique perspective and each week they hand select music to share with customers.
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