Circuit City

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Circuit City

Post by Dean » 24 Oct 2008 00:02

Heard on the news that Circuit City is closing 150 stores.

The Palm Desert CA NEW store is about to open! It is on Monterey, in the KOHL'S center.

Wondering if there are many OLDER Circuit City sites that have been transformed to other types of stores. The sites had the distinct tiled facade. I remember the commercial...that depicted that facade meandering thru the air...and then finally "plugs" in @ the entrance!

Any unique uses for old Circuit City sites out there....?

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Re: Circuit City

Post by javelin » 24 Oct 2008 03:01

The Victorville store was converted into Famsa after being vacant for a few years. They sell mostly furniture and small appliances.

Any lists of the 150 stores closing?

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Re: Circuit City

Post by Jeff » 24 Oct 2008 14:44

No list yet.

But the redish-purple tile "plug" entry for Montebello's store still exists. They built this store right before they started the new layouts for their store and is one of a few that I know that has this entry and the newer circuit city logo.

The old store is now the 99 cent only store, which was part of Zodys originally.
There is a vacant Circuit City in San Bernardino with the familiar tower that is vacant.
A furniture store had moved into the former Buena Park location before it was torn down.
Finally, the old Puente Hills was vacant for about a year when Circuit City moved into the former JCPenney store at Puente Hills Mall (it takes part of the upper level of the store only, and the JCP, seen in the Back To The Future movies, was subdivided into a 24Hour Fitness / Burlington Coat Factory on the Ground Level, Linens And Things on the upper level with escalators down to BCF, more of the 24 hour fitness, and Circuit City).

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Re: Circuit City

Post by umtrr-author » 27 Oct 2008 20:05

Here in Rochester, CC closed its original store (with the "plug") and opened a new outlet about a mile north. The former CC is temporarily a Halloween Costume outlet.

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Re: Circuit City

Post by TenPoundHammer » 01 Nov 2008 17:17

Dean wrote:Heard on the news that Circuit City is closing 150 stores.

The Palm Desert CA NEW store is about to open! It is on Monterey, in the KOHL'S center.

Wondering if there are many OLDER Circuit City sites that have been transformed to other types of stores. The sites had the distinct tiled facade. I remember the commercial...that depicted that facade meandering thru the air...and then finally "plugs" in @ the entrance!

Any unique uses for old Circuit City sites out there....?
Does anyone have a pic of the "plug" entrance type?

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Re: Circuit City

Post by Jeff » 01 Nov 2008 20:59

Two versions of the PLUG Entry:
The straight plug:
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The Angled plug (most in this area were this type):
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Here is another version of it:
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Re: Circuit City

Post by TenPoundHammer » 02 Nov 2008 14:11

I can't say that I've ever seen any in those first two types. Then again, every Circuit City I know of closed 2-3 years ago.

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Re: Circuit City

Post by Jeff » 02 Nov 2008 18:05

Most of the plug style were built around here in the 80's and continued all the way to the mid 90's. Only recently were some remodeled and the plug removed (like Pasadena to name one).

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Re: Circuit City

Post by Brian Lutz » 03 Nov 2008 14:20

The one here in Bellevue uses a different variation on the "straight plug" style that isn't listed here (it seems they took the angled plug design and just added a straight front to it.)
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Re: Circuit City

Post by Jeff » 03 Nov 2008 16:25

155 Stores Closing. A few of them are newer stores around here.

Puente Hills - in the dying Puente Hills Mall opened a few years ago.
Fontana - opened just last year.
Mira Loma - same, barely a year old.
Foothill Ranch - I actually go to this store, its by my work. The entire center is dying around it, with Mervyns closing across the street.

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Re: Circuit City

Post by luckysaver » 06 Nov 2008 21:17

Their old warehouse/divisional office in City of Industry, CA (Lemon Ave south of Valley Blvd) was had a plug at the front. They recently moved to another warehouse next door and sold the plug building.

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Re: Circuit City

Post by luckysaver » 06 Nov 2008 21:24

Jeff,

The Mira Loma store was featured on the local news last week (the City by Circuit City).

I visited the Puente Hills Mall store several times last month - barely any shoppers (more employees than shoppers). They used to be on Gale Ave in a now-demolished plug store.

The former West Covina store on Azusa and Workman (now a discount store, next to Stater Bros) is in a plug as well.

Another plug store (not closing) is at the 60/71 interchange in South Pomona. It was at this store that I bought my notebook computer that I am using to write this entry.

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Re: Circuit City

Post by wrallen99 » 08 Nov 2008 01:46

Here is a former Circuit City in Huntsville, AL. The plug is now painted blue.

http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&F ... &encType=1

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Re: Circuit City

Post by Jeff » 08 Nov 2008 13:56

luckysaver wrote: Another plug store (not closing) is at the 60/71 interchange in South Pomona. It was at this store that I bought my notebook computer that I am using to write this entry.

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Nope its closing. This is on Towne Ave in Pomona.

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Re: Circuit City

Post by Jeff » 10 Nov 2008 16:07

Chapter 11.

Not good for the chain.

I actually like Circuit City over Best Buy (since its close to me and CC price matches BB if they are cheaper).

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