JB Hi Fi outgrows East Keilor birthplace

MELBOURNE-born retail giant JB Hi Fi is staring down progress, in Keilor East.

This month, the electrical and media retail chain, which is now ASX-listed, vacated the Centreway store (pictured, right) which the company’s founder, John Barbuto, opened as the first JB Hi Fi in 1974.

Barbuto sold his business in 1983 to a consortium, which by the end of the century had opened nine more JB Hi Fi outlets across Melbourne.

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