Best Buy announces 42 more Store Closures

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(Best Syndication News) - Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) announced that they would be closing 42 store locations bringing the total closures to 50 by the end of the year. The majority of the store closures will occur on May 12, 2012, while three will remain open until late summer.

Previously, Best Buy has closed one store in Kansas City, Missouri, and another one in Scottsdale, Arizona. The company also had announced five Twin Cities store closures, and another one in San Antonio, Texas before this announcement of the additional 42 store locations closing.

Best Buy announced the store closures to their employees at these locations on Saturday, April 14, 2012. All but three stores were closed on Saturday after the news was given, but will reopen again on Sunday, April 15, 2012. Best Buy is offering to help find these soon-to-be dislocated employees, job positions at other stores, or if they are not able to relocate, they are being offered a severance package.

The stores that will be closing includes stores in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Puerto Rico, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington. The complete list of store closures are listed below.

Best Buy said that they are focusing on expanding the Best Buy Mobile stores, which are smaller in size and have been a success for the company. They also will be remodeling key stores with the Connected Store format.

By: Julie Marcus

List of Best Buy Stores Closing

Casa Grande
1004 N Promenade Pwy
Casa Grande
AZ

Lake Pleasant
10134 W Happy Valley Rd
Peoria
AZ

East Palo Alto
1751 E Bayshore Rd
East Palo Alto
CA

Westwood
10861 Weyburn Ave
Los Angeles
CA

Manteca
934 Perimeter Dr
Manteca
CA

Moreno Valley East
27220 Eucalyptus
Moreno Valley
CA

Ontario
4120 E 4th St
Ontario
CA

Pittsburg
4405 Century Blvd
Pittsburg
CA

Jamboree
2857 Park Ave
Tustin
CA

Arapahoe & Parker
15800 E Briarwood Cir
Aurora
CO

The Forum
9370 Dynasty Dr
Fort Myers
FL

Oldsmar
11655 W Hillsborough Ave
Tampa
FL

Fayetteville
128 Pavilion Pkwy
Fayetteville
GA

Loganville
4014 Atlanta Hwy
Loganville
GA

Addison
1038 N Rohlwing Rd
Addison
IL

87th & Dan Ryan
8900 S Lafayette Ave
Chicago
IL

Deerfield
200 S Waukegan Rd
Deerfield
IL

Matteson
4707 Lincoln Mall Dr
Matteson
IL

Mundelein
1100 N Rt 83
Mundelein
IL

West Dundee
979 W Main St
West Dundee
IL

Speedway
10500 Parallel Pkwy
Kansas City
KS

Back Bay
360 Newbury St
Boston
MA

Wareham
2421 Cranberry Hwy
Wareham
MA

Inner Harbor
600 E Pratt St
Baltimore
MD

Hunt Valley
118 Shawan Rd
Hunt Valley
MD

Biddeford
405 Mariner Way
Biddeford
ME

*Brooklyn Center
5925 Earle Brown Dr
Brooklyn Center
MN

*Edina
3200 Southdale Cir
Edina
MN

*Hutchinson
1350 Hwy 15 S
Hutchinson
MN

*Lakeville
18350 Orchard Trl
Lakeville
MN

Rochester South
4540 Maine Ave Se
Rochester
MN

*Rogers
20870 Rogers Dr
Rogers
MN

Ellisville
15678 Manchester Rd
Ellisville
MO

Monroe
3151 W Highway 74
Monroe
NC

Rocky Mount
1100 N Wesleyan Blvd
Rocky Mount
NC

Millard
12210 K Plz
Omaha
NE

East River Plaza
517 E 117th St
New York
NY

Steelyard Commons
3506 Steelyard Dr
Cleveland
OH

Salem Mall
5031 Salem Ave
Dayton
OH

Caguas
Las Americas Expry PR52 Zafiro
Caguas
PR

Middletown
890 W Main Rd
Middletown
RI

Hickory Hollow
5255 Hickory Hollow Pkwy
Antioch
TN

Techridge
12901 North I-35
Austin
TX

*Woodlake Parkway
6218 Woodglen
San Antonio
TX

Landmark Mall
5901 Stevenson Ave
Alexandria
VA

Cosner's Corner
9745 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Fredericksburg
VA

East Richmond
4410 S Laburnum Ave
Richmond
VA

Mill Plain
16611 Se Mill Plain Blvd
Vancouver
WA

* indicates stores notified March 29, 2012 of closure plans

Note: Two stores in Kansas City, MO (Metro North) and Scottsdale, AZ (Shea) permanently closed in February 2012.

ref: Best Buy

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