Best Buy Announces East Palo Alto, Pittsburg Store Closures as Part of 50 Shutdowns Nationwide

By: Sophia Silletto - Sat, 14 Apr 2012 23:54:04 -0800

 (BCN) - Electronics retailer Best Buy announced the locations of 42 of its
big box store closures this morning, including two stores in the Bay Area.

This morning Best Buy officials confirmed closures in East Palo
Alto and Pittsburg, along with five other California stores.

The stores are located at 1751 E. Bayshore Road in East Palo Alto
and 4405 Century Blvd. in Pittsburg.

The two Bay Area locations will permanently close by May 12.

An outgoing message at both Bay Area locales said they were closed
today and would reopen for normal business hours on Sunday.

Officials said employees were notified about the closures this
morning, as were store customers.

The electronics store announced at the end of March its plans to
close 50 stores nationwide by the end of 2012.

Two stores in Kansas City, Mo., and Scottsdale, Ariz., closed
earlier this year and five other stores in Minnesota's Twin Cities and one in
San Antonio, Texas, were notified of their impending closures in March.

Three additional locations are expected to permanently close later
this summer.

Store officials said they are working with employees at soon-to-be
shuttered locations to find positions within the Best Buy company. If a
position cannot be secured severance packages are available.

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