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Tweeter, 343 Harbison Boulevard: 2008   8 comments

Posted at 1:12 am in stores

Tweeter was a Circuit City-like store on Harbison Boulevard in a Columbiana Center outparcel. I only went in the place once, and I'm afraid that it worked itself onto "not a great place" list for reasons mostly (but not entirely) beyond the staff's control. I forget exactly what I was looking for, or if it was just browsing, but the store was fairly crowded, and apparently a salesman at the car stereo speaker kiosk had just been asked by a customer to put in the customer's CD to see what it would sound like on the Tweeter's speakers. Mistake: suddenly the entire store was filled with the loudest possible Gonna F*** my B**** after I slap her up rap song imagineable. There were several parents with kids in the store and I saw them cringe. Granted the staff was blindsided, but they should either have thought about incidents like that beforehand, or at least have acted more swiftly in the event. I have no problem with whatever you listen to, but there are times and places.

Anyway, the whole chain went bankrupt in 2008 according to Wikipedia. I don't know why, but apparently there's not a lot of space in that area of retail. Even the #2 store failed, so I guess it's not a surprise that stores further down the food chain couldn't make it either.

UPDATE 1 March 2010: Sky City also has a post on this Tweeter.

UPDATE 6 January 2012 -- As noted by commenter Andrew, this (drastically remodelled) building is now open as Jared The Galleria Of Jewelry:

Written by ted on March 8th, 2009

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  1. It was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay to high end and the clerks were mim wage snobs-- it was a failure in the making!!! Goodbye-- as well as CC City

    Kc

    8 Mar 09 at 10:25 pm

  2. I only went in there once, and was unimpressed. Their stuff was so far out of my price range it was ridiculous, and I'm always wary about audiophiles pushing magic boxes and wires that will allow me to hear music far out of the normal range of human hearing. The staff was knowledgeable, but no amount of knowledge was going to sell me a $2500 hand-made stereo amplifier. Yes, I am serious.

    Matthew

    9 Mar 09 at 8:40 am

  3. I could never figure out what they sold. It looked like it was a car stereo place. I don't recall them adverstising anything.

    Mr. Bill

    10 Mar 09 at 2:41 pm

  4. I never once went in the place. I didnt even know it was closed down, and i just drove past it today.

    It was also in an awkward place to get to, which couldnt have helped.

    IrmoJeff

    10 Mar 09 at 9:14 pm

  5. I bought a 46'' television from them last July and paid for an extended warranty. I had no idea that the place was in trouble and would not have bought anything from them had I known so. The closing of Circuit City also blindsided me.

    joec

    5 Apr 09 at 11:13 pm

  6. folks, a place called Jared, The Galleria of Jewlery is about to open up in this spot

    Andrew

    31 Aug 11 at 5:41 pm

  7. I heard today on the radio that Jared, The Galleria of Jewlery is now open in this site so you can see what they're talking about when it says ♫ It can only be Jared ♫

    Andrew

    20 Nov 11 at 11:27 pm

  8. Here's how they worked. If you wanted to drop several thousand on a flatscreen home theatre setup, the sales people had time for you. If you wanted something mundane like an MP3 player or a decent pair of headphones, good luck getting help.

    SJeffcoat

    18 May 13 at 1:13 pm

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