About 300 electronics enthusiasts and curious shoppers lined up for CompUSA’s grand reopening at 7 a.m. Friday, store officials estimated. The store at 9521 Viscount, formerly part of a shuttered Dallas chain, was one of 16 CompUSA stores purchased by New York company Systemax Inc. and recently reopened. View El Paso, Texas CompUSA Current offers and promotions
Eastsider Noel Pallares and his 7-year-old daughter, Victoria, got in line at 6:30 a.m. to check out the new store and to buy a television. “It’s good for El Paso,” Pallares said. “It gives you more options to shop.”
The stores are among 16 CompUSA stores that have been refurbished and restocked by Systemax Inc. (NYSE: SYX), which bought the Dallas-based consumer electronics chain in January. The other stores are in Florida and Puerto Rico.
Grand re-opening: El Pasos CompUSA store, 9521 Viscount, which reopened March 24, will celebrate its grand re-opening at 7 a.m. Friday, the company announced. The El Paso store was one of 16 CompUSA stores purchased by New York-based Systemax Inc. and reopened.
The store employs about 35 people, most of whom worked for CompUSA under its previous owner. Dallas-based Comp-USAs chain of about 100 stores was originally slated for liquidation and closure by the end of the year. Festivities will continue Saturday with “hourly deals” while a Great CompUSA PC Race will be May 3-4. Competitors will race to be the quickest to build a computer. The grand prize is a 32-inch Toshiba LCD TV.