With the closing of Fry's electronics the only real electronics retailers in Texas are the Apple store and Best Buy. Both are great but do not offer any real D.I.Y., Maker/STEM or electronics parts in the central Austin area. Our options are limited to online shopping, used parts or repair stores. A location in the Central Texas area which has a huge technology following, would be a great investment for Micro Center. The Dallas and Houston locations are great but a three hour drive is just a little to far for a brick and mortar store. Please forward this request on to Corporate.
Thank you for posting on the Micro Center Community! Thank you for providing us a location you think a Micro Center would be great at! I sadly don't have the pay-grade to make the decision of opening up a location but I will send your suggestion over to the proper teams for consideration!
YES, Anywhere right along I-35 near Austin you would get customers from south of Waco all the way down to San Antonio! It's a huge population center.
If anyone looks at this I'll add my voice to a central TX location. Austin in becoming a tech hub with so many engineers, software and hardware companies etc, heck Dell's giant campus is in Round Rock just north of Austin. Tesla just opened their giga factory.
I too would like a store near Austin. Georgetown, Cedar Park, or Leander would work too, but , somewhere in the North Austin metro.
Great to see the support! I'm not aware of any plans at this time but I'll be glad to share this with our real estate team.
Adding my voice to this. How can you not have a Micro Center in Austin/Central TX ?? Is the capital of the state, "Silicon Hills" and all that. Fry's is gone, Circuit City is gone, what are they waiting for? I'm not driving to Houston or Dallas for this. Yeah, sure, can order online, etc., but with computer and networking things oftentimes I want/need something 'now', today, after work, before tomorrow, etc., and I need to be able to go in person and look and or swap if I got the wrong thing.
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