Certificate valued at $100 at Abt Eletronics.
Abt was founded in 1936 when Jewel Abt gave her husband David $800 to start a business. Abt began as a small store with only three employees in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago. Abt has since grown to become one of the largest independent single-store appliance and electronics retailers in the country, situated on 68 acres in Glenview, IL, and employing a staff of more than 1,500 trained experts.
Today, Abt carries tens of thousands of products in a variety of categories including appliances/custom kitchens, gourmet cooking, home comfort (HVAC, power generators and sump pumps), TV and A/V, computers, furniture, mattresses, watches, fitness, and more - many of which are introduced exclusively at Abt before gaining widespread distribution.
In addition to its 100,000 square-foot showroom, Abt features its own mini-mall, with custom high-end boutique shops. Other highlights and attractions include a 7,500-gallon salt-water aquarium that's used to demonstrate the image quality of the store's wide selection of cameras and camcorders, and an atrium with an elegant fountain, which evokes the famed Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Bob Abt's inspiration for the store's design.