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Will Second Time Around Get a Second Time Around?

Second Time Around located on Brown Street.

Second Time Around | Photo by Diana Jaber | The Wright State Guardian


The doors of Dayton’s Second Time Around music and video exchange store closed at the beginning of the pandemic, leaving customers to wonder when and if they will open again.

What Second Time Around has to offer

The store, located on Brown Street, opened in 1976. From modern and classic video game products to new generation streaming devices, Second Time Around has a vast variety of collections for its new and regular customers. 

The doors are still shut

On March 23, 2020, Second Time Around issued a statement to its customers in regards to staying closed due to Gov. DeWine’s “Stay at Home” order.

“We thank all of our loyal customers, and we will re-open as soon as legally possible to continue serving you as we have for the past 44 years,” Second Time Around said.

Although closing with the hope of returning to business in May of 2020, Second Time Around has remained behind closed doors. 

Customers hoping and waiting

Willie Lindsey, a senior at the University of Dayton majoring in Theatre Performance Technology, has been an avid visitor of Second Time Around for several years.

“I was always big into video games since I was very young. Being able to go to Second Time Around and find games you grew up with that are no longer accessible in your normal stores is something that tends to touch home to me and people my age,” Lindsey said. 

Danielle Lewis, a senior double majoring in marketing and management information systems at the University of Dayton, has been an active customer since she began college.

“I think that Second Time Around has been a staple in the Dayton community for such a long time, we wouldn’t know what to do without it,” Lewis said. 

Lewis often went to Second Time Around for video games or music CDs and says that she would be disappointed to see such a wonderful store with a great staff and commitment close for good. 


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