Consumer electronics retailer Fry’s Electronics is closing after nearly 36 years.
Fry’s “has made the difficult decision to shut down its operations and close its business permanently as a result of the changes in the retail industry and the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic,” the company said in a statement on its website. The company said it began the “liquidation” process as of Wednesday and halted normal operations.
The chain, which has 31 stores in nine states, was also known for its elaborate store themes, such as its Burbank, California location that had a flying saucer protruding from the building.
The statement also says that customers who have repaired something at a store can email [email protected] to resolve the return.
On Twitter, people lament the chain’s shutdown, including some notable names.