Months after openly discussing his store’s financial woes, Ear-x-tacy founder and owner John Timmons says the store is moving to the Douglass Loop. The story is coming up on WFPL. In the meantime, here’s the press release from Ear-x-tacy.

John Timmons, founder of the independent record store and owner for nearly 25 years, is announcing the relocation of his Bardstown Road location to 2226 Bardstown Road, at the Douglas Loop Station, in a space formerly occupied by Kinko’s/FedEx Store.ear X-tacy currently occupies space at 1534 Bardstown Road, and has been in that location for 15 years.The distance between locations is one mile.

Timmons has stated that renovation has begun, and plans to move the store will happen in early July. “I’m looking forward to a re-invention of the store, more available parking, and a rent amount that will make it possible for ear X-tacy to continue to supply music fans with what they want for many years to come. I have truly been amazed and humbled by all of the support that came after the press conference in February. The customers that built ear X-tacy over the last 25 years made it perfectly clear to me and the staff that they want us to remain in business. I can’t thank everyone enough for all of their suggestions, comments and ideas. I think they will like what they see.”

ear X-tacy’s current location is 10,000 square feet, with 8,000 of that as actual sales floor space. The new Douglas Loop location is 4,500 square feet, and Timmons is confident that there will actually be the same amount of merchandise available for sale there. “The space is one large room that will make it possible to stock just as much inventory with no wasted floor space. We will also be building a permanent elevated stage for all of our in-store performances. Parking in the Highlands has always been an issue, and I know that our customers will like the fact that there is a lot more parking available at the new location.”

ear X-tacy will celebrate its 25th anniversary the entire month of August in the new location. Month-long sales, events, and musical performances are being arranged.

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