Best Buy Closes Two VA Stores; Gainesville, Manassas Not on List

| April 15, 2012 | 0 Comments | Bristow Biz

Best Buy is closing stores in Alexandria and Fredericksburg. The Gainesville store is not one of the 50 U.S. stores that the company plans to close this year.

Best Buy announced on Saturday that it will close locations in Alexandria and Fredericksburg.

“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,” the company’s statement said.

The company notified employees Saturday morning. These employees will be offered jobs in other locations or will be offered severance packages.

In a Mar. 29 press release, the company announced it was closing 50 U.S. stores citing its desire to “fuel growth initiatives that will include Connected Stores that provide better service and product interactivity.”

Best Buy’s strategy is to physically remodel some stores to promote the connection between mobile phones, tablets, computers and wireless networking. These stores will offer displays, staff a dedicated interactive technology specialist, and conduct free tech workshops.

At this time, the company has not announced if Price William locations will receive these upgrades.

 

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