Guitar Center Opens Store No. 150
Greenville, S.C., Last night, musical instrument and professional audio retailer Guitar Center celebrated the grand opening of its 150th store, a 9,500-sq.-ft. facility in Greenville, S.C.
Guitar Center operates retail stores in 48 major markets and 28 secondary markets in the U.S. Its Music & Arts division operates another 77 retail outlets specializing in band instruments for sale and rent, and a subsidiary, Musician’s Friend, is a direct-response retailer of musical instruments.
The Mills Corp. Opens Pittsburgh Mills
Arlington, Va., Mills Corp. opened Pittsburgh Mills in Frazer Township, Pa., 16 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. This will be the first property owned by the Mills Corp. to have both an enclosed regional mall and an adjacent open-air center.
Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills, the enclosed mall, is 1.1 million sq. ft. and houses more than 175 retailers. It is the first Mills property to house full-price department stores such as J.C. Penney and Kaufmann’s. Galleria also will include retail stores new to the Pittsburgh area, including Forever 21 and Johnny Rockets.
The Hits Keep Coming: Myinks.com Moves Fastest
New York City, The site www.myinks.com jumped 15,934 positions to the rank of the 2,048th most visited retail Web site for the week ending on July 9. The increase in market share for the on-line inkjet superstore of 740% made it the fastest moving retail Web site of the week, according to Hitwise.com, the on-line intelligence firm. 101inks ranked third among fast movers, with an increase in market share of 478%.
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