The Associated Press reports:
Fry’s Electronics, the go-to chain for tech tinkerers looking for an obscure part, is closing for good. The company, perhaps even more well known for outlandish themes at some of its stores, from Aztec to “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” said Wednesday in an online posting that the COVID-19 pandemic had made it impossible to continue. The chain was concentrated on the West Coast, but had 31 stores in nine states. It was founded 36 years ago.
Just heard Fry’s Electronics is immediately going out of business tonight, here’s some of my favorite themed Fry’s locations:
@ City of Industry, CA pic.twitter.com/gOorSYACNM
— Froyo Tam 💽 #BlackLivesMatter (@FroyoTam) February 24, 2021
Goodnight, sweet prince.
Fry’s Electronics Burbank 1995-2021 pic.twitter.com/ifdpftNwbl
— Leone Ermer (@LeoneErmer) February 24, 2021
Fry’s Electronics’ closing is the end of an era. An era when you went to an Aztec temple to be yelled at by a man in a vest for not knowing enough about computer parts, picked up a motherboard from a guy who lived in a cage then got air freshener in a cat food can.
RIP a legend. pic.twitter.com/rx6722u9rI
— Jesse Thorn (@JesseThorn) February 24, 2021
Fry’s Electronics suddenly closed all of its stores overnight, ending a nearly four-decade run in business. https://t.co/GWhZ8p3Umd
— CNN (@CNN) February 24, 2021