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Circuit City plans online relaunch, future stores

Feb. 15 launch date set for new website

The Circuit City store logo is displayed outside of one of the retailer's stores on November 10, 2008 in Berwyn, Illinois. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
The Circuit City store logo is displayed outside of one of the retailer's stores on November 10, 2008 in Berwyn, Illinois. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) (Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS – Circuit City is looking to make a comeback.

Twice reports that on Feb. 15, Circuit City will relaunch its website with the plan to expand to kiosks, stores-in-store and eventually showrooms.

CEO Ronny Shmoel made the announcement at the Consumer Electronics Show Monday.

CNBC reports that Shmoel acquired the brand, domain and associated trademarks for Circuit City in October 2015.

Shmoel announced at CES that the revamped website will include a variety of features, including virtual vignettes, search by photo and augmented reality, Twice said.

After filing for bankruptcy in 2008, Circuit City attempted to operate strictly online after closing its last store in 2009. However, those plans folded in 2012, according to CNBC.


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