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Memorial Day 2017 weekend will certainly be one that will remain in memory for anyone who worked or shopped at Radio Shack, since it was over the weekend that the company began the closure of more than 1,000 stores, leaving just 70 company-owned store sand 500-dealer-owned stores open by the end of this week.

"In its heyday," USA Today writes, "Fort Worth-based RadioShack had 7,300 stores and could claim that it had a store within three miles of 95% of all American households ... The meltdown of what was once one of America's best-known chains represents a strange turn of events considering it was only in March that parent General Wireless Operations filed for bankruptcy protection and proposed closing only about 200 RadioShack stores."

While in some ways the dealer-owned stores appear the same as corporate stores, the story notes that dealers are able to carry non-Radio Shack-branded merchandise.
KC's View:
Turn out the lights. The party's over.

Which isn't surprising, since it appears that nobody with any connection to Radio Shack ever went into an Apple Store and realized that the world was changing.

Radio Shack isn't a victim here. It committed suicide.