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Tandy Center

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The Tandy Center consists of two 20-story buildings in central Fort Worth, Texas.

The center houses the headquarters of the RadioShack Corporation (formerly known as the Tandy Corporation), along with an outlet store center and an indoor ice skating rink.

Leondard's Department Store opened on the site on February 12, 1963. In 1967, the Tandy Corporation bought the chain of department stores. As the corporation grew, it needed a new headquarters and so it demolished the department store in 1974 and constructed its headquarters on the site. The new Tandy Center included two office towers as well as a mall with an indoor skating rink. In the 1990s the mall began to decline and the anchor tenant moved out in 1996. The mall has since been turned into an outlet store shopping center.

Originally built by the department store, the Tandy Center Subway operated between the center and its parking lots from 1963 to 2002. It was supposedly the only privately owned subway in the country.

In 2001, the RadioShack Corporation sold the Tandy Center to another company, and made plans to construct a new corporate headquaters a few blocks away on the Trinity River. Construction was completed in the last quarter of 2004, and was officallly opened March 2, 2005. The new headquarters includes three six story buildings, a commons building, a flagship RadioShack store and a multi-level parking garage.

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