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U.S. Listing for the consumer Electronics and Major Appliance trade In this section, Dealerscope profiles the top 10 retail demographic market areas, reporting on 1999 retail entrances and exits, regional economic highlights and outlooks for 2000. 1. New York City Entrances & Exits: When Circuit City opened its first store in New York City in 1998, it proved to other national chains that the big rent of the big city is quickly compensated by the big spenders in the big city. Consequently, the Big Apple in the last year saw even more megastore openings. Office Depot opened its first Manhattan store—a 21,000-sq.-ft .store

Atlanta Entrances & Exits: Miami-based BrandsMart USA tantalized Gwinnett County officials with its interest in an "accelerated expansion" in the market, but the company opted to remain in Florida--for the moment, as Atlanta is still a target for future expansion plans. In 1998, CompUSA closed one of three Computer City stores it purchased in the Atlanta market, retooled two Computer City locations as CompUSA stores and additionally opened two new CompUSA locations. Office Depot in November opened stores in Lawrenceville and Woodstock, respectively to the east and north of Atlanta proper, then in December opened a new store in Douglasville, to the west. Circuit

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