Circuit City Stores Inc.

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    J&R Music Abruptly Closes Its Doors

    Wednesday, Wall Street's mecca of music, J&R Music World, unceremoniously closed its doors. According to New York Daily News, employees were handed their pink slips that day. Yesterday, customers looking to purchase from the electronics outlet were met with locked doors and a message on store's webs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    Do These Much-Loathed Rap Albums Deserve Our Ire?

    Last month marks five years since electronics and media giant Circuit City closed its doors forever. As a music fan, I miss Circuit City quite a bit. Not only were their prices on CDs usually exceedingly low, presumably in efforts to get customers to enter the store and buy televisions or whatever, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2013

    I Worked For the Last Virgin Megastore in America

    About a year ago I attended an outdoor screening of the film Empire Records. I hadn't seen the film since long before I worked the final nine months of the Union Square Virgin Megastore's existence and revisiting the film revealed an accurate portrayal of what that record store life was really like. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Evil Walmart Might Get Bumped By ShopRite, But We Have Better Plans

    ​Walmart is still fighting to come to New York City, despite the fact that residents believe the store is run by a bunch of corporate soulless zombies who don't support unions? Still!? They set up a website and everything! Gothamist is reporting that "ShopRite is also interested in the 100,000 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    The Runnin' Scared Gift Guide: 100 Presents for the Drunks, Exes, Neurotics, Sex Fiends, and Loved Ones on Your List

    #76, Golden Girls Xmas Ornaments​So many gift guides, so little time. But how many lists of gifts under $50, or gifts for moms-to-be, or gifts for boyfriends and girlfriends and dogs can you really look at before wondering, where is the gift guide to end all gift guides? Where is the gift guid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    Pressuring 'Rat'-ner in Brooklyn

    ​Either this rat really can't wait to get shop at Best Buy, or somebody hasn't negotiated with the union. It is of course the latter. Local 79 was protesting this morning outside of the old Circuit City in the Atlantic Mall in downtown Brooklyn, which went belly-up last October. Like the Cir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2009

    A Eulogy For Tower Records

    Tower, no more. Photo via yanec's photostream.​Courtesy of F2K mastermind and SOTC affiliate Maura K. Johnston: Chains of Fools, an aughts-spanning retrospective ode to those sad big box retailers that "shuffled off the turnpikes during this decade." Circuit City, Bennigan's (ha!), and Steve & ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    Circuit City Dies, 30,000 to be Laid Off

    You may remember that in the early days of the TARP, people would ask why we were bailing out banks but not Circuit City, the troubled electronics chain that went bankrupt in November. They were told then that private sector capitalism would sort it out, and in late December Circuit City got a $1.1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    Dying GM Drops Yankee Deal, Sticks with Mets

    In response to its financial difficulties, General Motors is quietly divesting itself of some sponsorships, and one of these is its deal with the New York Yankees, which will go unrenewed at the end of a three-season contract. "We are looking at what we can do to save some costs," GM spokesperson An ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2008

    Best Buy Opens Bronx Store Before Inevitable Bankruptcy

    Best Buy is opening a new store in the Bronx tomorrow, and what an exciting event that will be -- especially right on the heels of the parent company's dismal financial report, which showed October sales down seven percent due to "rapid, seismic changes in consumer behavior." Maybe they hope to pick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2008

    2-Year College Attendance Up; Need to Earn Living Drives Growth

    The New York Times looks at the rise in local two-year college program enrollment. It's up 30 percent at Hostos Community College in the Bronx, and Queensborough Community College got 200 applications in two months. Even LaGuardia's adult educational course in taxi driving saw an uptick (The school ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 29, 2008

    NYC RFD: Celeb Swim Class, DWI, Cab-Robber, Hair Loss

    Just a day after returning from the Olympics, mega-gold-medalist Michael Phelps came to the McBurney YMCA on 14th Street, reports amNY. Phelps presented a $20,000 check from Visa to the Greater New York Y to support its youth swimming programs, and gave swimming lessons to visibly excited kids in Mc ... More >>

  • Books

    November 14, 2006

    Republic of Pokémon

    Suspended anime: the crazy collision of Japanese and American pop culture

  • News

    October 31, 2006

    Off the Leash

    In the exotic pet universe, it's all about whose is weirder than whose.

  • NYC Life

    April 4, 2006

    Kid Rock Meets Gucci

    'Maxim' makes duvets and office furniture?

  • Film

    July 26, 2005
  • NYC Life

    April 5, 2005
  • News

    March 9, 2004

    Window Shopping

    Spend the Extra Money Now on XP Pro or Face the Headaches Later

  • Film

    December 16, 2003
  • Music

    October 7, 2003

    A Void Named Sued

    Driving independent retailers, and you, out of business

  • Music

    December 10, 2002
  • Music

    November 13, 2001
  • Music

    August 15, 2000
  • News

    July 14, 1998


    That Corporate Rodent Descends Upon Central Park Again