Micro Center

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Micro Center
TypePrivate
FoundedColumbus, Ohio
1979 (1979)[1]
Founder(s)John Baker and Bill Bayne[citation needed]
HeadquartersHilliard, Ohio, U.S.
Number of locations22
Key peopleRichard M. Mershad, CEO & President[citation needed]
ProductsComputers, Consumer Electronics & Accessories
Revenue$1.05 billion *[citation needed]
Employees2,500[citation needed]
ParentMicro Electronics, Inc.
Websitemicrocenter.com
References: * Forbes magazine estimate
 
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Micro Center
TypePrivate
FoundedColumbus, Ohio
1979 (1979)[1]
Founder(s)John Baker and Bill Bayne[citation needed]
HeadquartersHilliard, Ohio, U.S.
Number of locations22
Key peopleRichard M. Mershad, CEO & President[citation needed]
ProductsComputers, Consumer Electronics & Accessories
Revenue$1.05 billion *[citation needed]
Employees2,500[citation needed]
ParentMicro Electronics, Inc.
Websitemicrocenter.com
References: * Forbes magazine estimate
A Micro Center store in Houston, Texas

Micro Center is an American computer department store founded in Columbus, Ohio in 1979 by two former Radio Shack employees. The first Micro Center store was a 900 sq ft (84 m2). storefront located in the Lane Avenue Shopping Center in Upper Arlington, Ohio. There are currently 22 Micro Center stores nationwide in California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia.

Micro Center is one of the companies of Micro Electronics, Inc., a privately held corporation headquartered in Hilliard, Ohio in suburban Columbus. Besides selling the name brand products of a multitude of manufacturers, Micro Center also sells products under various of its own brand names. These brand names include PowerSpec, WinBook, and IPSG. As well, their Redemtech division sells used and surplus computing equipment through their stores. Micro Center's slogan (appearing on the store's signage outside the stores) has, in later years, come to be "Micro Center: The Ultimate Computer Store".

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Baltimore, MD Store Opening: Fall 2012

Micro Center will open its second Maryland location in the Perring Plaza Shopping Center, 1951 East Joppa Rd, Baltimore County, 21234. The 32274 sq. ft. store is a one floor space located at ground level. Although not officially listed by Micro Center, the store is designated on the website of Federal Realty[2], Perring Plaza's owner; and staff hiring is well underway.

Santa Clara Store Closure

On the 23rd of July, 2012, Micro Center's Santa Clara location was announced to be closed due to "unsuccessful attempts to negotiate an economically viable extension of [the] store lease."[3] The location is planned to remain open for the purpose of servicing existing customers through September 21, 2012.

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