September 20th, 2010

The Virginian-Pilot – Ritz Camera Store Reopens at Lynnhaven Mall

By Carolyn Shapiro

Ritz Camera & Image LLC, the company that bought the former Ritz Camera stores in bankruptcy, reopened a store at Lynnhaven Mall in Virginia Beach last week .

Ritz Camera Centers LLC filed for Chapter 11 federal bankruptcy protection from creditors in early 2009 and shuttered several stores. The Lynnhaven Mall location closed in July last year, around the same time that Ritz Camera & Image bought the bankrupt retailer’s assets, including almost 300 operating stores.

The new company reopened 12 stores, including at Lynnhaven Mall. A Ritz Camera store at The Shops at Hilltop in Virginia Beach has remained open since before the bankruptcy.

The new Lynnhaven store will not only sell a variety of camera supplies and equipment but also provide “hot spots” for customers to test products and a “photo bar” where they can work with and print their digital photos. Ritz Camera recently formed a partnership with Verizon Wireless to offer its products and services at the camera stores.

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