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hhgregg To Open 14 Stores In Chicago Sept. 15

8/19/2011 10:10:38 AM Eastern

Chicago - hhgregg
continues national expansion with the opening of 14 new stores in the Chicago
area on Thursday, Sept. 15 -- a new market for the chain and now the retailer's
largest.

The stores will be
located in Gurnee, Vernon Hills, Geneva, Schaumburg, Downers Grove,
Bloomingdale, Arlington Heights, Joliet, Naperville, Orland Park, Niles and
Crystal Lake in Illinois, and Merrillville in Indiana.

A ribbon-cutting
ceremony will take place at each new location at 2:45 p.m. on Thursday,
followed by the official store opening at 3 p.m. hhgregg will hold a grand-opening
sale from Sept. 15-24, providing local residents with low prices on hhgregg's
selection of televisions, appliances, computers, cameras and more. Customers
will also be able to take advantage of special financing options on items
throughout the store, and will have a chance to register to win a Frigidaire
stainless-steel appliance package, a 55-inch LG 3DTV or a Magellan GPS.

"Chicago is
an exciting new market for hhgregg, and we are delighted to have a presence
here," said Jeff Pearson, marketing VP for hhgregg. "We look forward to
serving new customers in the area, who can expect to find a large selection of
products, very competitive prices and outstanding customer service at our
stores."

About 700 have
been hired to staff the Chicago area stores.