Best Buy 29

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Best Buy #29
Store number29
NameRacine
LocationSouthland Center
Address2710 South Green Bay Road
CityMount Pleasant, Wisconsin
OpenedOctober 21, 2009
Retail floor area34,778 square feet (3,231.0 m2)
ReplacedBest Buy at 2630 South Green Bay Road
Previous tenantCircuit City #3177

Best Buy #29, also known as Best Buy Racine, is a Best Buy store located at Southland Center, 2710 South Green Bay Road, space C, in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin.[1] The store first opened in 1987 at Regency Point Shopping Center, before moving to 2630 South Green Bay Road in 1994, and again to its current location in 2009.

History[edit | edit source]

Best Buy #29
Store number29
NameRacine
LocationRegency Point Shopping Center
Address2308 South Green Bay Road
CityRacine, Wisconsin
OpenedSeptember 30, 1987
ClosedNovember 13, 1994
Retail floor area22,000 square feet (2,000 m2)
Replaced byBest Buy at 2630 South Green Bay Road
Next tenantT.J. Maxx #143
Best Buy #29
Store number29
NameRacine
Address2630 South Green Bay Road
CityMount Pleasant, Wisconsin
OpenedNovember 17, 1994
ClosedOctober 2009
Retail floor area45,000 square feet (4,200 m2)
ReplacedBest Buy at 2308 South Green Bay Road
Replaced byBest Buy at Southland Center
Previous tenantBailey's Garden Center
Next tenantMichaels #9192 and Office Depot #3260

Best Buy #29 originally opened in the Regency Point Shopping Center, at 2308 South Green Bay Road, on September 30, 1987, the 35th location in the chain.[2] By 1994, the company decided that the 22,000-square-foot (2,000 m2) store was too small and planned to relocate. The Regency Point store closed on November 13, 1994, and the new location at 2630 South Green Bay Road opened on November 17, with a grand opening ceremony the following day.[3]

Circuit City #3177 opened next door to the store in 2000. After Circuit City Stores closed all its locations in 2009, Best Buy decided to move its Racine store into the former Circuit City space, although the space was about 25% smaller than its existing store.[4] Best Buy opened at Southland Center on October 21, 2009.[5]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Best Buy Store Directory, bestbuy.com
  2. Hertzberg, Mark. "Best Buy opening set", Racine Journal Times, September 29, 1987, page 9C.
  3. Sumner Coon, Laura. "Best Buy reopens today", Racine Journal Times, November 17, 1994, page 1B.
  4. "Best Buy to open in former Circuit City soon", Racine Journal Times, September 21, 2009.
  5. Burke, Michael. "Fuel-efficient parking available at Best Buy", Racine Journal Times, November 17, 2009.