Circuit City continues liquidation

Published: Friday, January 23, 2009 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 11:24 p.m.

Liquidation sales are under way at Circuit City stores and will run as long as it takes to sell existing inventory, but are expected to wrap up by the end of March, according to the company's Web site.

Circuit City announced Jan. 16 that it was in the process of closing all 567 U.S. stores, including the Gainesville store at 7001 NW 4th Blvd., near the Tower Center and The Home Depot.

Gift cards are good as long as the company is in business. All sales are final. Extended warranties are backed by third parties and are not affected by the closing. Stores are accepting returns of items purchased prior to Jan. 16 for 14 days.

Employees already dismissed will receive pay and benefits for 60 days.

ZAXBY'S MOVING INTO OLD KFC: Zaxby's is opening its third chicken joint in Gainesville at the site of a former Kentucky Fried Chicken at NW 10th Avenue and Main Street.

Construction is now under way with plans to open in the next couple months, according to district manager Boris Ochsenius.

Athens, Ga.-based Zaxby's has 460 locations in 11 states, including 34 in Florida. Other local restaurants are at 3710 Archer Road and 2424 NW 43rd St. The new location will offer 40 to 50 jobs, mostly cooks and cashiers, and have a new store design.

The eatery offers chicken fingers, buffalo wings, sandwiches, salads and other items.

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