1999 Geography of Retailing - New York
Entrances & Exits: The city's first Circuit City superstore made its appearance in 1998, part of an overall trend that sees national chains opening large stores on the streets of The Big Apple. While it may make shopping easier for out-of-town visitors, portions of the city could lose their charm.
The bottom line, Tops Appliance City President Rich Jones said, is the competition has been good. "It's made the market more interesting. But there's still room in the market for a well-run regional to prosper."