Circuit City Stores Inc.

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Boxed In, or: Once Again, From Oak Cliff, the Call for All of Dallas to "Think Small"

    ​Since it's Follow-Up Wednesday here, may I direct your attention to a piece Jason Roberts posted this morning on Go Oak Cliff, which is more or less a response-slash-reaction-to Schutze's piece yesterday about that Oak Cliff Walmart planned for Fort Worth Ave. Not to reopen Tuesday's still-fresh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    And That Proxy Fight Over a Seat on Blockbuster's Board Just Got a Little Bit Uglier

    ​Look at it this way -- come June 24, when Blockbuster holds its annual shareholders meeting downtown, we'll be all done with this particular, and particularly ugly, chapter in the life of the "American icon." Till then, though, this latest development in Greg Meyer's attempt to snag a seat on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    Greg Meyer's Gearing Up for a Nasty Proxy Fight at Blockbuster's June Meeting Downtown

    Blockbuster CEO Jim Keyes​On Sunday we mentioned the proxy fight brewing between Blockbuster CEO Jim Keyes and shareholder Greg Meyer, the former CEO of DVDXpress (which eventually morphed into Redbox, more or less) and the man who, in 2005, told Blockbuster, look, get in the DVD-dispensing kiosk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    Short Circuited City

    Wrote the real-estatin' Friend of Unfair Park who alerted us to the news of Circuit City's imminent demise today, "Getting ugly out there." Indeed: Just two months after Circuit City included its N. Central Expressway and Meadow Road location as one the 155 "underperforming" stores being shuttered, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2008

    Jonestown Coliseum Taking Prisoners, er, Applications

         The Dallas Cowboys have already sold 85 percent of the tickets to their new stadium in Arlington.   Go ahead, act surprised. But, deep down, did you really think Jerry Jones would have trouble selling out his new Jonestown Coliseum?   I didn't.   I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2008

    Beginning Wednesday at Circuit City on Central, Everything Must Go

    View Larger Map This Circuit City at N. Central Expressway and Meadow Road is among the 155 "underperforming" stores being shuttered, as per the company's announcement this morning that it's taking several drastic steps to "preserve cash." The manager with whom Unfair Park spoke this morning said t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2008

    Wanna Watch a Holiday Inn Go Boom? Then You're In Luck on Sunday.

    View Larger Map The area near the N. Central Expressway-Meadow Road intersection is about to undergo a transformation, for better or worse: Not only is the Circuit City shutting down on New Year's Eve, but the former Holiday Inn, the closing of which we lamented exactly one year ago, is getting adi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2007
  • Home Entertainment

    December 7, 2006

    All Dressed Up . . .

    PlayStation 3 has potential--but for the moment, little else.

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2006

    Bad Day on Black Friday

    You know who hates you? Best Buy. Which doesn't stop us from shopping there, but, still, thought you should know. I learned the hard way Black Friday is more of a curse than bargain blessing. My body has yet to recover from my in-the-wee-small-hours venture out to three Mesquite retailers in search ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2006

    Radio Uh-Oh

    Yes, I know. Thanks for the calls and e-mails, really. KTCK-AM (1310, The Ticket) is not on the air right now--at least, not on the AM side. Its FM counterpart at 104.1 is up and running, but the guys back at the station have no idea what's up at present. I am sure by the time I post this, all will ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 6, 2005
  • News

    December 26, 2002

    Crazy White Mother

    From fake IDs to guns, Ecstasy and GHB, Doug Havard was one-stop shopping for Dallas' spoiled rich kids

  • Music

    December 7, 2000

    Scene, Heard

    Manson takes on Weathermen

  • News

    August 22, 1996

    Blind-sided, again

    Al Lipscomb assures us that he has no idea what's going on

  • News

    July 11, 1996

    Accidental Deaths

    Wars between the electronics giants are killing Dallas' independent music stores