News – Harrisburg Mall

March 25, 2013

2nd & Charles Signs Lease At Harrisburg Mall For 27,000 Square Feet Of Space In Former Barnes & Noble Location

National retailer, known for unique strategy of buying and selling previously-used books,
compact discs, video games and assorted electronic equipment, plans to open in May
HARRISBURG, PA (March 25, 2013) – 2nd & Charles, a national retailer that specializes in buying and
selling previously-owned and new books, compact discs, video games, records and assorted electronic
equipment and accessories, has signed a lease for 27,000 square feet of space at Harrisburg Mall with
St. John Properties, Inc. and Petrie Ross Ventures, the partnership group that co-owns and manages the
property. The national retailer plans to open its first Pennsylvania-area store this May, within the space
formerly built for Barnes & Noble. Harrisburg Mall is a one million square foot regional retail project
located on Paxton Street that features more than 70 tenants, including anchor stores Macy’s, Bass Pro
Shops and Regal Cinema’s Great Escape Harrisburg Mall Stadium 14.
A division of Books-A-Million, 2nd & Charles operates stores in six states around the country,
utilizing a unique strategy of acquiring and re-selling an assortment of music and entertainment items
such as vinyl records, compact discs, DVDs and Blu-Ray discs; audio and printed books; video games,
plus accessories and game systems and electronic items such as iPads, iPods and eReaders. Customers
can receive cash for items they trade-in, or use trade-in credits to purchase items for sale in the store.
Depending on the condition of items and its current inventory, 2nd & Charles does not guarantee to
purchase all previously-used products brought to the store. The store does not purchase magazines,
cassette tapes, textbooks and other specified items.
“2nd & Charles historically generates a significant volume of traffic to its store locations, as
consumers recognize the extremely high value it offers for books, music items and electronic equipment,”
explained Bill Russell, Director of Harrisburg Mall. “The chain is extremely selective in the items
purchased for re-sale, in an effort to guarantee customers a product that was seldom-used or in excellent
condition. The store’s expected presence later this spring fills a significant vacancy in a highly-visible
and strategic position within the Mall. We expect the popularity of this concept and extensive product
selection to quickly transform 2nd & Charles into a major Harrisburg Mall attraction.”

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