Racine's Best Buy is likely moving next door to the site of the former Circuit City. A reliable reader sent us in this tip:
Best Buy is moving into the old Circuit City. It’s a smaller area, which means less rent. They’re going to scale down significantly on the amount of CDs they carry. They’re in the process of clearing out Circuit City as we speak. Just wanted to relay that on. Get it out there before the “newspaper” does.We called Best Buy and were told the move is "99.9 percent done," but it hasn't been officially decided. Employees were clearing out the Circuit City store -- they tell us they have until the end of the month to remove everything, including offices and bathrooms -- and the store's general manager is now waiting for approval on high to make the move.
The move is expected before Best Buy's "busy season," which begins before Thanksgiving.
The two buildings are managed by Nifong Realty of Green Bay. The Circuit City building, which became vacant in January, is about one-third smaller than the Best Buy building.