The relocation is complete: Music Go Round has opened its new Bethel Road storefront.
The business, which caters to everyone from beginners to professionals, now is selling used music merchandise in the Carriage Place Shopping Center.
Owner Kevin Johnson, the local franchisee of Music Go Round, said the store more than doubled in size to 8,700 square feet of retail space when it moved to 2630 Bethel Road.
"We were really cramped over there," Johnson said of his previous store at 833 Bethel Road in the Olentangy Plaza. "We had the same front door for 23 years. We expanded in both directions, but there was no room left to expand."
Music Go Round has virtually everything for the serious rocker to the classical cello player, the space replete with colorful guitars, amps, keyboards, drums, horns and other related merchandise.
Not everything is used; strings, reeds and cables, for example, are new.
Although there is a piano -- it is for display purposes and musically curious customers -- pianos are not sold at the store because of space constraints and the mission of the store, Johnson said.
"If you can bring it in, we'll generally buy it," he said.
Its foundation is built on lesser-known brands that can still pump out a good sound in the right hands, said Johnson, who grew up in Groveport.
Johnson, 55, earned a degree in marketing from Ohio State University.
He started his career as a food-sales rep, calling on grocery stores. But he wanted to be an entrepreneur, and music was right up his alley, as he plays three instruments: guitar, piano and trumpet.
Now he has three stores: another central Ohio location at 1329 Stoneridge Drive in Gahanna and one in Michigan.
Johnson's business prowess impressed the Clintonville Area Chamber of Commerce in 2016; the chamber named the former Clintonville resident as Businessperson of the Year, despite his store's location outside the neighborhood.
Music Go Round is part of the Winmark Corp., which also operates Play It Again Sports and Plato's Closet, among other retail outlets.
Manager Danielle Kelly said the new digs are impressive.
"It's awesome -- tons more space," she said. "You can see all the inventory. You could probably have a rock concert in here."