According to the statement, new Magnolia Design Centers in Roseville and San Carlos stores also opened their doors for business in recent weeks.
Unedited press release follows:
Best Buy® Opens Four New Magnolia Design Centers in California
New showroom brings elite home theater brands, premier audio products, and complete home automation and energy management systems to customers in San Francisco, Mission Valley, Roseville and San Carlos
MINNEAPOLIS–Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) today announced the expansion of Magnolia, the company’s premium home entertainment and electronics brand, in four key markets throughout California. The nation’s leading consumer electronics retailer will open two new Magnolia Design Centers this week in the San Francisco Best Buy Store on Harrison St. and in the Mission Valley Best Buy store, respectively. New Magnolia Design Centers in Roseville and San Carlos stores opened their doors for business in recent weeks as well. These new locations will help support surrounding boutique stores, serving as centralized hubs for the broader region.
Magnolia provides a unique experiential shopping environment for those who want high-end home theater equipment and expertise that can’t be found elsewhere. There are 383 branded boutique Magnolia Home Theater “stores within a store” already existing within existing Best Buy locations nationwide, but the four new Design Centers opening throughout the state bring the total to just six of their kind in the country. The new store will offer high-performance audio and video solutions with a broad assortment of premium brands, such as McIntosh, Bowers&Wilkins, NuVision, Martin Logan, Pioneer Elite, Sonus faber and Control4. The design center will also offer state-of-the-art services like solar solutions, whole home automation and outdoor electronics.
“Magnolia Design Centers provide a unique shopping environment for the home theater and technology enthusiast,” said Steve Delp, Chief Operating Officer of Magnolia Audio Video. “We believe our customers near these new locations will benefit from not only having elitebrands, services and selection but also unparalleled experts to help create customized entertainment and home automation systems to fit their lifestyle.”
The new Magnolia Design Center showrooms located within Best Buy locations include a fully functioning theater, great room and an outdoor living space Within the space are lifestyle vignettes that focus on rooms throughout the home. For example, the bedroom houses a dresser with an HDTV that rises in and out of it with the push of a button. The bathroom features a flat screen HDTV built inside a mirror that is invisible until the TV is turned on. With every turn the technology is awe-inspiring, boasting some of the world’s best and largest HDTVs, including 3D models, to a Control4 system that allows you to control nearly every aspect of your house, from your home theater system to your lights, temperature and security, all from one simple remote.
Magnolia has been in business for over 50 years, and is a premier retailer of high-performance audio, video and home automation systems. Today, there are over 380 Magnolia Home Theater locations inside Best Buy across the nation, as well as 6 stand-alone Flagship locations in Washington and California operated under the Magnolia Audio Video name. These flagship locations provide end-to-end entertainment and engineering design solutions for their customers. From collaborative in-home consultations, to custom audio/video and control system design, to final installation and support—Magnolia Audio Video is without peer. Magnolia also owns the distinction of having won 22 customer service awards in their storied history. Magnolia joined the Best Buy family of brands in 2000 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Best Buy.
About Best Buy Co., Inc.
With operations in the United States, Canada, China, Europe and Mexico, Best Buy is a multinational retailer of technology and entertainment products and services with a commitment to growth and innovation. The Best Buy family of brands and partnerships collectively generates more than $45 billion annual revenue and includes brands such as Best Buy, Audiovisions, The Carphone Warehouse, Future Shop, Geek Squad, Jiangsu Five Star, Magnolia Audio Video, Napster, Pacific Sales Kitchen, Bath and Electronic Centers, The Phone House and Speakeasy. Approximately 155,000 employees apply their talents to help bring the benefits of these brands to life for customers through retail locations, multiple call centers and Web sites, in-home solutions, product delivery and activities in our communities. Community partnership is central to the way we do business at Best Buy. In fiscal 2009, we donated a combined $33.4 million to improve the vitality of the communities where our employees and customers live and work.