HARLINGEN — Quietly over the Memorial Day holiday, troubled electronics retailer Radio Shack shut down more than 1,000 stores, including perhaps a dozen in the Rio Grande Valley.
Retail outlets in Harlingen, San Benito, Brownsville and McAllen have closed.
One Radio Shack, in Raymondville, remains open, an employee there said Thursday. It could be the last one in the Valley.
Just two months ago, Radio Shack filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, saying at the time the company would close 200 of its 1,500 company-owned stores. That number then was raised to 552 stores.
Radio Shack now operates just 70 company-owned stores, in addition to 425 stores owned by franchisees, like the one in Raymondville.
“We cannot thank you, the #RadioShack family, enough for sharing in the journey throughout the years,” the company said in a press release last week. “Go say goodbye to the #RadioShack in your neighborhood.”
The mass store closings over the holiday marked the end of what once was one of the world’s most ubiquitous electronics retailers. Radio Shack at one time had more than 7,300 locations in the United States.
* 207 E Hidalgo Ave. Raymondville, TX, 78580
* 2020 S. Expressway 83, Harlingen, in Valle Vista Mall
* 2370 N. Expressway, Brownsville, in Sunrise Mall
* 2200 South 10th St., McAllen, in La Plaza Mall
* Central Park Shop Ctr 601 So Expwy 83 Ste H-6 Harlingen
* 2020 S Expressway 83 Harlingen
* San Benito Plaza 1145 Ross Road Ste A San Benito
* 1145 Ross St Ste A San Benito
* 160 W Expressway 83 Ste B San Benito
* 1515 Military Road Brownsville
* 1026 N Texas Blvd. Weslaco
Note: Some stores may have closed earlier