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COMPUTER CITY TO OPEN SUPERCENTER IN PORTLAND

 PORTLAND, Ore., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Computer City(R), the fastest growing computer superstore retail chain in the nation, announced plans today to begin construction on a 23,600-square-foot Computer City SuperCenter in the Portland area. It will be the company's 23rd domestic superstore and its 25th location worldwide.
 Company President Alan Bush said the SuperCenter will open this fall in the Jantzen Beach Center and employ approximately 60 full and part- time employees.
 "We have made a commitment to offer the best brands, a super selection, and guaranteed great prices on computer-related products," Bush said. "Jantzen Beach Center is one of the best locations in the area and will allow us to fulfill this commitment to consumers in both the Portland and Vancouver markets."
 Computer City is the only computer retail chain in the nation authorized to carry Apple, AST, Compaq, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Packard Bell, Tandy(R) and U.S. Logic(TM) personal computer products. Comparison shopping is easy and convenient with more than 5,000 name brand items in stock, including computers, printers, software and furniture.
 Computer City is on schedule with plans to open an additional 11 SuperCenters before the end of the year and 24 SuperCenters in 1994.
 The company currently operates SuperCenters in Buffalo and Rochester, N.Y.; Baltimore; Minneapolis-St. Paul; Boston; Detroit; Seattle; Las Vegas; St. Louis; Fort Lauderdale and Tampa, Fla.; Los Angeles, San Diego, and Santa Ana, Calif.; and Houston, Dallas, Austin, El Paso and Arlington, Texas.
 Computer City is a division of Tandy Corporation (NYSE: TAN), the nation's pre- eminent retailer of personal computer and consumer electronics.
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 /NOTE TO EDITORS: Computer City is a registered service mark of Tandy Corporation. Tandy is a registered trademark of Tandy Corporation. U.S. Logic is a trademark of Tandy Corporation.
 The absence of a (R) or a (TM) in connection with the marks identifying products of other vendors does not indicate the absence of registration of those marks./
 /CONTACT: Mieke Henderson, 817-347-7624, or Ron Trumbla, 817-878-4969, both of Computer City/
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