Philadelphia-area home entertainment retailer and integrator HiFi House has ceased operations after nearly 60 years in business, Dealerscope has learned. An HTSA member, HiFi House operated three locations, its flagship in Broomall, Pa., as well as in Jenkintown, Pa. and Wilmington, Del.

A remarkable home theater project in Pennsylvania has brought together the talents of several individuals as their combined efforts have resulted in a home theater that will actually save power and money.

My dad started as a truck driver, then became a traffic manager for a trucking company. He was a hustler. The owner had a bunch of trucks that weren’t running, and my dad got the guy’s business back in gear. He asked for a raise, and the guy promptly fired him. He always had an interest in classical music. His father-in-law had a men’s clothing store in Wayne (Pennsylvania) that had a back room about 200 square feet or so. So my father brought in his hi-fi system, set up shop in that back room and started calling people in the phone book.

How Hifi House partnered with a local magazine to showcase its talents to thousands—up close and personal By David Dritsas Here's a question for small retailers: If you could have nearly 5,000 potential customers walk through your retail showroom in a period of a few short weeks, would you do it? On top of that, how would you like nearly 10 months of editorial exposure in a local lifestyle magazine to go along with it? A resounding "yes" would be the answer for most dealers. At Broomall, Pa.'s Hifi House, that's almost exactly what they were able to do by striking a partnership with

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