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Fry’s pulls permits for new locale in Las Vegas

Fry’s Electronics has pulled permits for remodeling work at Boca Park shopping center, but construction work has not yet begun on what would be Fry’s second store in Las Vegas and no timeline has been set, a spokesman for the company said Friday.

“We remain very excited about our proposed store location in Boca Park and the opportunity to better serve our loyal customers in that locale and in the greater Las Vegas metropolitan area,” said Manuel Valerio, community relations manager for the San Jose, Calif.-based electronics retailer.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported in September 2011 that Fry’s had purchased the 140,000-square-foot former Great Indoors store at Boca Park for nearly $4.7 million. Remodeling work is estimated at $3 million to $5 million.

Valerio said Fry’s development department has not set a firm date for when work will begin so he can’t give a date for completion and opening of the store. If work started early in the new year, it could be completed in 2013, he said.

The gray shell building has remained vacant and gutted since Great Indoors filed for bankruptcy in 2008.

“While an opening date is not yet set, we realize the anticipation that is building with our customers, and we hope to better serve their computer and electronics needs at the earliest possible time frame,” Valerio said.

Fry’s opened its first store in 2002 at Town Square shopping center near the Las Vegas Beltway and Interstate 15. Valerio said people have shown they’re willing to travel some distance to get to Fry’s at Town Square, but adding a second store will better serve consumers in west and northwest Las Vegas.

Boca Park, at Charleston and Rampart boulevards, was developed by Triple Five Development. Charleston Associates, owner of the upscale Boca Fashion Village portion of the shopping center, filed for bankruptcy in 2010.

Contact reporter Hubble Smith at hsmith@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0491.

 

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