43 Stores That Have Closed & You Will Never Be Able To Shop At Again
Before there was Best Buy, Circuit City was the go-to electronics store for technology junkies. Established in 1949, the founders knew that electronics were the future, and their store started out as a source for American consumers to buy large appliances and televisions. The store grew rapidly and expanded its locations, gaining a reputation for great prices and a well-trained staff. But as time passed, many of the stores fell into ill repair, and in some cases, the neighborhoods around them deteriorated; Circuit City struggled to compete with shinier, newer electronics stores. By 2009, Circuit City was bankrupt, and all its retail locations closed. These days, the current owners of the Circuit City name operate the store as a website, although there are claims that C.C. retail stores will return again someday. We wouldn’t recommend holding your breath.