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Electronics, Appliances Retailer Wants Prime Greenfield Location

The Indianapolis-based hhgregg would be the third straight store of its kind to fill the prominent big-box building on 76th Street.

Greenfield's most prominent vacant big-box building might soon have a new tenant. 

A new tenant not unlike its previous two.

Indianapolis-based electronics and appliance retailer hhgregg will come before the City of Greenfield Plan Commission in mid-September to present its proposed plan to fill the building at 4585 S. 76th St., the former site of Circuit City and Ultimate Electronics, according to a story by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The story said the city's Community Development Director Chuck Erickson expected both the Plan Commission and the Common Council to favor the proposal. The Plan Commission meeting is set for Sept. 13.

The story also said that hhgregg plans to open 14 stores in the Chicago area next month, giving the company 204 stores in 16 states. There are currently no hhgregg stores in Wisconsin.

According to the hhgregg website, the company was formed in 1955 by Henry Harold Gregg and his wife Fansy. By 1986, the company had a 180,000-square-foot warehouse and corporate headquarters in Indiana, and in 2007, hhgregg became a publicly traded company.

Ultimate Electronics in the building before closing its doors for good in early April after the company filed for bankruptcy two months earlier.

Most recently, Exchange Street, a Minnesota-based pawn operation, had its proposal go all the way to the Common Council amid concerns of the extra burden a pawn shop would have on the . Some city officials also questioned whether or not a pawn shop was the "right fit" for the city's biggest shopping corridor.

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