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Huppin's To Open 2nd Retail Location

5/17/2010 12:32:13 PM Eastern
Spokane, Wash. - Huppin's OneCall, the family-owned and operated CE retailer based here, is opening its second store in the area this fall.

 Huppin's is opening a second store in the Spokane area.
Huppins, a 102-year-old retailer that went online in 1994 and is a member of the Progressive Retailers Organization (PRO Group), will open its second store at 8016 North Division, just north of a Costco location and near Best Buy and Walmart stores, Murray Huppin, president/CEO, told TWICE.

The new location will be around the same size as its original store downtown, 8,000 square feet of selling space, and have 10 fulltime employees, Huppin said.

The new store allows Huppin's to expand its current product line and will feature interactive displays that show how home electronics can connect to the Internet. Store personnel will be on hand to give demonstrations and help customers learn how to integrate all home electronics, the retailer said in a statement.

For example, customers can learn how to hook up their computer to their TV, allowing them to watch YouTube videos, listen to music or surf the Internet on their home TV. The store will also feature a 3D showcase that will include full 3D television displays as well as the latest consumer 3D camcorders. Customers will be able to shoot video in real time and play back videos on 3D TVs.

The expanded product offerings will also be incorporated into Huppin's iconic downtown store. The addition of the second store will double Huppin's current retail selling space, doubling Huppin's ability to serve its local customers, the retailer said.

"This store will be the first of its kind in Spokane, and we are excited to offer the next generation of home electronics shopping experience to regional residents," Huppin said in a statement.

"After over 100 years in business, we are thrilled to continue growing our retail presence locally. Keeping business local has always been important to us -- we have a wonderful and loyal customer base here," he said.

Huppin's employs more than 90 people in Spokane and offers full installation and repair services. Huppin's online division, OneCall, was established in 1994 and serves customers across the country.
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