|Headquarters||New York City, New York|
|Number of locations||2|
|Products||Retail - Electronics|
J&R is a well-known retail store in New York City, located on Park Row, across from New York City Hall. J&R stands for Joe and Rachelle Friedman, the founders, who established the company in 1971 after emigrating from Israel. The heavily trafficked store has expanded from selling LPs to the current umbrella encompassing J&R Music World and J&R Computer World, selling everything from Blu-ray Disc players to the latest electronic gadgets.
J&R's slogan is "Downtown NYC Since 1971."
In 2013, it consolidated into two buildings, ceding storefronts to new tenants and transforming into a vertical store.
With the main J&R location just a block from the World Trade Center site, the company lost millions of dollars of electronic equipment due to the September 11, 2001 attacks. But, the company's growing online sales helped sustain the company. J&R has an Amazon Marketplace agreement with Amazon.com to sell merchandise through that channel, in addition to its own online store.
Since the summer of 2002, J&R has sponsored an annual music festival in City Hall Park, featuring R&B and other performers. In June 2007, Summerfest performers included Mario, Bobby Valentino, Tank, Carl Thomas, Collie Buddz, and Canadian Brass.
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