And, of course, employees will be hired to staff the new stores.
Circuit City plans to open 60 to 65 new stores in high-traffic locations this year and 75 to 100 next year. Some existing stores are expected to relocate their business to one-third of the new stores, the spokesman said.
Circuit would not provide specifics on the layout or design of the new stores. Most existing Circuit City stores are about 33,000 square feet. The new stores will be 20,000 or 30,000 square feet, depending on the location, the spokesman said.