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McLelland TV closed, new electronics business in family

McLelland TV closed its showroom recently. The family-owned business sold its first TV in 1948. McLelland TV closed its showroom recently. The family-owned business sold its first TV in 1948.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

An iconic, locally-owned electronics retailer in Hattiesburg has closed its doors, but the family name will continue to be associated with a part of the electronics business. McLelland TV shut down its showroom without much fanfare a few weeks ago, after being in business for 66 years.

It was the last locally-owned, electronics dealer in the Hub City area and owner Doug McLelland said it was time to retire.

However, his son, Brian, is maintaining a TV repair and installation business under a new name, McLelland Electronic Services, or MES. 

"It's sad to me to see so many of the home-owned businesses, especially family businesses coming to an end and all of the big places from out-of-town coming in and just taking over," said Doug McLelland. "The retail climate just doesn't seem to be the same as it used to be," he said.

"We're trying to pick up on the service end of things and kind of keep it going from a service department standpoint, as well as on-site services in people's homes as far as installations and even hanging TVs and things like that," said Brian McLelland.

The McLelland family sold their first TV in 1948.

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