Harvey Electronics

Rep Steve Glatzl Passes
July 10, 2014

Steve Glatzl, a longtime industry veteran and principal, with Mark Friedman, at rep firm The New York Marketing Team, passed away on July 3. He was 70 years old.

Remembering Sidney Harman
April 20, 2011

When speaking of Sidney Harman, who died last month at 92, executives from all types of consumer electronics companies found it hard to restrict their discussion to the usual tributes reserved for the industry pillars who built the foundations of this industry.

MyerConnex Eyes Expansion
March 15, 2011

Washington, D.C., retailer MyerEmco closed shop about a year ago after five decades in business, but former CEO Jon Myer is far from finished with the consumer electronics industry.

MyerEmco to Close
February 11, 2010

Washington, D.C.-based electronics chain MyerEmco is going out of business, according to a letter to employees from CEO Jon Myer.

Harvey to Close All Stores But Two
March 27, 2008

As part of its bankruptcy reorganization, Harvey Electronics will close five of its seven current locations and hold going-out-of-business sales at them, the company announced Wednesday. The move was agreed to as part of an extension of a bankruptcy financing request. The two remaining stores will both be in Manhattan- two blocks apart from each other on 19th and 21st Streets- while the chain will close stores in New Jersey and Connecticut, as well as Greenvale and Mt. Kisco, N.Y. “As we continue to restructure our operations to exclusively focus on the custom integration of in-home technologies, Harvey is exploring additional store-within-a-store

Independents Hold Their Own in Retailer Survey, Service Is Key
March 6, 2008

Last year proved tough for a handful CE retailers, with Harvey, Tweeter, CompUSA and Circuit City hit hard. Meanwhile, the big nationals kept getting bigger, with the top-10 retailers in this year’s Dealerscope 101 survey of the country’s largest CE retailers grabbing more than $137 billion in sales - a 6.5 percent increase over last year - out of a total of $199 billion in sales for the full group. Make sure to check out this month’s issue for the full report. Regional and independent retailers also held their own, with many posting better gains than the average or individual sales of the

Harvey Electronics Closes New York Flagship
January 28, 2008

The venerable East Coast electronics chain Harvey Electronics saw the close of an era last week, when it announced the closure of its flagship location on W. 45th Street in Manhattan. According to Information Week, the store will shut its doors Jan. 31, after 40 years. Harvey maintains a Manhattan location on 19th Street and Broadway, and also owns a Bang & Olufsen Store two blocks away, on 21st Street. The chain also operates stores in Connecticut, Long Island and New Jersey. The company has suffered of late, as a proposed merger with MyerEmco fell apart, leading it to file for Chapter

Harvey Electronics Files Chapter 11
December 31, 2007

The New Jersey-based electronics chain Harvey Electronics announced Friday that it had declared Chapter 11 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. The petition was filed with the Court for the Southern District of New York. The filing became necessary, the company said, largely because of its failed merger earlier this year with MyerEmco, Inc., which cost Harvey over $1.2 million. After the merger was called off, at MyerEmco’s insistence, in August, the company had a difficult time raising new capital. Harvey will continue to operate, and expects to emerge from bankruptcy in the spring of next year. “We regret that Harvey’s best path

Harvey, MyerEmco Call off Merger
August 16, 2007

MyerEmco Audio Video announced Wednesday morning that it has elected to pull out of its agreement to be acquired by Harvey Electronics, and will continue to be independently operated. “I have enjoyed my interactions with the Harvey team and felt great about the transaction,” MyerEmco CEO Jon Myer said in a company statement. “However, MyerEmco AudioVideo has had great success for 52 years as an independent audio/video specialist, and Gary Yacoubian and our team are energized to move forward as such.” No specific reason has yet been given for the termination of the merger. The deal, in which New York-based Harvey was