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Fry’s Electronics will permanently shut down all of its stores nationwide, KRON4 reported.
Fry’s was founded in 1985 as “a Silicon Valley retail electronics store to provide a one-stop-shopping environment for the Hi-Tech Professional,” according to the company’s website.
The family-owned company was founded by brothers John, Randy, and Dave Fry, alongside Kathy Kolder. The original owners were still “actively involved in the daily operation of the business.”
As of 2021, the company operated 28 stores across the country, mainly in the western US. Each store had its own unique theme, from ’50s science fiction in the Burbank, California location to an Aztec temple in Phoenix, Arizona.
It’s not yet clear why the company is shutting down.
KRON4 said they confirmed that the store is going out of business and is expected to post information on closures on their website on Wednesday.
Insider could not reach Fry’s for a comment.
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