Saturday, April 14, 2012

Best Buy to close 6 Chicago-area stores

And one of those six stores include the one located in our neighborhood near 87th & Lafayette (or Dan Ryan):
Best Buy announced today that six Chicago-area stores will be among the 50 nationwide that the retailer plans to close.

The locations for the six stores are: 1038, N. Rohlwing Rd. in Addison, 8900 S. Lafayette Ave. in Chicago, 200 S. Waukegan Rd. in Deerfield, 4707 Lincoln Mall Dr. in Matteson, 1100 N. Route 83 in Mundelein, and 979 W. Main St. in West Dundee.

The Chicago, Matteson, Mundelein and West Dundee stores will be closed today but will re-open Sunday for final sales before closing for good May 12, according to the release. The Addison and Deerfield stores will both be open today, with no specific date set for their final closing.

In the release, the company said, "This was not an easy decision to make. We chose these stores carefully, and are working to ensure the impact to our employees will be as minimal as possible, while serving all customers in a convenient and satisfying way. But we also recognize the impact this news has on the people who deserve respect for contributions they have made to our business."

In the release, the company said customers that are doing business with these stores are also being contacted today.

1 comment:

  1. This really is not a big surprise. The handwriting has been on the wall for a while. The level of of customer service has been going down hill for quite a while and they decided to stop the bleeding.

    It's unfortunate because the original manager was very passionate about this store but was never given the tools to work with.

    Goodbye Best Buy and hello HHGregg


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