Danvers, Mass.

1972 Current company Chairman Sandy Bloomberg founds New England Audio (NEA), d/b/a Tweeter etc. The first location, a Scandinavian/European concept store, opens on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston. 1974 NEA opens the Chestnut Hill store—the first audio specialty store in a mall in the United States—and adds the Yamaha brand. 1975 First Tweeter franchise store opens in Framingham, Mass. 1976 New Hampshire franchise opens. 1977 Rhode Island franchise opens. 1979 The Video etc. consumer video equipment store opens in Dedham, Mass. 1981 Video etc. closes. 1982 Leo Kahn buys interest in NEA. Bill Grant comes in

Dealerscope profiles the top 10 retail demographic market areas, reporting on 2000 retail entrances and exits, regional economic highlights and outlooks for 2001. 1. New York Entrances and Exits: Due to the enormous success of its Bang & Olufsen showroom opened in 1999 in lower Manhattan, Harvey Electronics opened its second Bang & Olufsen showroom in the NYC metropolitan area in Greenwich, Conn., last October. The showroom is a few blocks from the Greenwich Harvey Electronics. J&R Music World expanded with the opening of its new retail computer store in its Park Row outpost in Manhattan. Wolf Camera opened two "Vision"

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