It was the Best Buy of times, …. Last week, I went to the Fox Hills Mall in Culver City, which is undergoing a huge expansion. As part of the expansion, Best Buy is installing a new store there. Just inside the mall’s main entrance, Best Buy has set up a “hiring center.” Applicants are greeted with optimistic signs proclaiming “Your Opportunity” and “Your Enthusiasm,” complete with Best Buy’s bright blue and yellow color scheme.
But if you turn 180 degrees and look just across W. Slauson Avenue, you can see a drab grey building with maroon trim. If you look at the series of dots across the top of the building, you can make out where the large “CIRCUIT CITY” sign was taken down when this and its other stores closed earlier this year. Circuit City’s loss has obviously become Best Buy’s gain.
More of the tale, after the jump