Fry’s Electronics permanently closing all stores nationwide

This story was originally published by KRON of San Francisco.

by: KRON4 Staff Posted: Feb 23, 2021 / 09:19 PM PST / Updated: Feb 23, 2021 / 10:02 PM

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) – Fry’s Electronics is going out of business.

KRON4 has confirmed that the iconic Bay Area retailer is permanently closing the doors of all stores nationwide.

The company is expected to post closure information on its website early Wednesday.

Fry’s has more than two dozen stores mainly across California and Texas.

There are 6 stores in Northern California, 8 in Southern California, 8 in Texas, 2 in Arizona, and one store each in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.

There is a unique theme to each store. The Bay Area locations are:

  • Fremont: 1893 World’s Fair
  • San Jose: First astronomers, the Mayans, with settings from Chichenitza
  • Sunnyvale: History of Silicon Valley

The Concord location was still a “work in progress” and was not yet given a theme.

According to the company website, Fry’s was founded in Sunnyvale in 1985 by the three Fry brothers – John, Randy, and Dave – and Kathy Kolder.

The company aimed to “provide a one-stop-shopping environment for the Hi-Tech Professional,” selling over 50,000 electronic items in each store, which ranged anywhere between 50,000 to 180,000 square feet.

It is unclear at this time why the company is closing.

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