1999 Geography of Retailing - Cleveland
Entrances & Exits: The closing of all Sun TV stores opened up a little territory in the very competitive market. Office Depot opened one store in nearby Mansfield. A new high-end store, Audio Visions, opened up in the suburbs to strong acceptance. Major independents include B&B Appliance, Snow Brothers (which moved to a bigger location in November), Hoffmans Audio and Video and Audio Craft.
Economy: Business activity was good in industries such as construction but a little less so in manufacturing. Production, particularly in agriculture, was good despite low corn and soy prices.