Ohio Secretary of State docs show that Car Stereo One was created in 1979 by Fred Baumgartner with the location then being 4529 Monroe Street. A 1983 Toledo Blade ad notes Car Stereo One on the southeast corner at Central Avenue and Holland-Sylvania Road. The busniess was located in the former Pat & Jake’s Shell Service Station (c1970s) and Hiser’s Shell Service (c1960s).
The Car Stereo One building briefly included Baumgartner’s independent video store High Tech Video in 1984 (closed July, 1988).
In 1992 ownership of Car Stereo One was transferred to Steve Braun (Juster Corp.) Car Stereo One was relocated and the building demolished. A Rally’s fast food restaurant currently occupies the site.
Car Stereo One has been located at 5302 Airport Hwy with a second location at 5071 Monroe St. There was also a Dayton, Ohio area location (8600 Springboro Pike). In 2014 the location changed to 4920 Monroe St. Current location is 3120 Central Ave.Continue reading “Car Stereo One, 5855 W. Central Ave.”