All The Brands And Companies That Used To Be Known By A Different Name
RIP, Circuit City. At least your name at the time of death was cooler.
Remember Circuit City stores? Chances are, there’s still an abandoned store in your town, the red tile faded to pink, the neon signs long-since taken down. Back in the day, it was the go-to for electronics and gadgets. However, it was one of the first big victims to fall in the recession in 2008-2009. But before it was even called Circuit City, the electronics mega-store had a much different name – Wards Company! It was opened by Samuel S. Wurtzel in 1949, and operated four different TV and home appliance stores in Richmond. VA.