Young Ones, Kutztown, celebrates move to new location, bigger space

Patriot photo by Lisa Mitchell
Young Ones in Kutztown hosts Grand Reopening at its new location in Kutztown. Caecilia M. Holt, right, offers refreshments.
Patriot photo by Lisa Mitchell Young Ones in Kutztown hosts Grand Reopening at its new location in Kutztown. Caecilia M. Holt, right, offers refreshments.

Young Ones Records in Kutztown hosted a Grand Reopening celebration on Oct. 4.

Owners Chris and Caecilia Holt and employees celebrated the move and welcomed customers, friends, family and the community to the new store now located at 26 S. Whiteoak St. in Kutztown.

The celebration included giveaways, chances to win concert tickets and other music items, as well as refreshments. Also, Kutztown Borough Council President Kevin Snyder and the new Kutztown Business Coalition, in its early stages of creation, presented a certificate to Young Ones during a ribbon cutting.

After being in business in Kutztown for 24 years, Young Ones relocated about one month ago to the building thatpreviously housed the Feed and Read Bookstore.According to Caecilia, before that, the building housed Maxs Thriftway Supermarket.


We wanted more space and we wanted to be closer to the middle of town, get more walk-up traffic, said Caecilia during the celebration. I like how it looks. I like how theres more space, its just more comfortable for people to move around. And its brighter and lighter.

Caecilia said Young Ones likes to offer everything thats music related. We like to cater to everybody so its not just one type of music, its not one type of taste.

Young Ones stocks classical to heavy metal and everything in between. According to the store website, Young Ones is an independently owned and run CD store. We buy, sell & trade CDs, DVDs, Cassette Tapes, Video Games & Video Game Systems, VHS tapes, and Vinyl Records. We also carry t-shirts, jewelry, magazines, postcards, stickers, posters, books, and other music related goodies. We have over 20,000 CDs of every genre, thousands of movies, and can special order anything in print at no extra cost.

Not only do we like to have every type of music, new, modern, etc., we try to have other products. We just brought in a line of guitars and accessories. We feature video games and videos as well, so its entertainment multi-media.

The new store is phenomenal, said regular customer Timothy Stump aka Tipa Sparrs, music artist from the 1980s music scene.

Visiting with Tory Bare, both of Alsace, they said they come to the store for its selection and prices.

Stump is collector of 1970s era music, as well as music influenced by that era.

Im always looking for unique and unusual releases and I find it here, said Stump.

Bare said he is a big music fan and musician.

Theres a lot of stuff here that I cant find anywhere else, a lot of independent stuff, a lot of stuff thats just really hard to find, said Bare.

Bare likes that the new store has a lot more space.

Its a lot easier to look through, said Bare.

Stump likes that the exterior looks like a 1920s speakeasy.

Store Hours:Monday through Saturday11 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, visit

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Lisa Mitchell

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