Pensacola, Fla. - hhgegg
will open its 174th store on Thursday, here in this Northwest
Florida coastal town.
location brings the company's store count in the Sunshine State to 23, and
precipitates its entry into the Miami market later this year.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony
will take place at 2:45 p.m. on Thursday, followed by the official store
opening at 3:00 p.m. and a grand-opening sale that will run through Feb. 5.
"We are pleased to be
able to expand our business into the Northwest Florida market," said Jeff
Pearson, marketing VP for hhgregg. "The opening of the new Pensacola store
symbolizes hhgregg's commitment to Florida customers, and we look forward to
providing residents in Pensacola and surrounding areas with a convenient place
to shop for all of their appliance and electronics needs."
The multiregional CE and
appliance chain plans to open between 35 and 45 new stores this year --
including its first in Miami, Chicago and Pittsburgh -- which would bring its total
store count to well more than 200 locations.