Shacking down

Radio Shack, so-called because they’re usually not in shacks and they seldom if ever sell radios, has filed for Chapter 11; about half the stores — 1800 or so — will be closed in three waves, including, so far as I can tell, eleven in Oklahoma.

First group:

  • Broken Arrow, 1348 E. Hillside Dr.
  • Tulsa, 7454 S. Olympia Ave.
  • Tulsa, 10035 S. Memorial Dr.

Second group:

  • Oklahoma City, 5928 SW 3rd St.
  • Oklahoma City, 11725 S. Western Ave.
  • Owasso, 12305 E. 96th St. N.
  • Tulsa, 8518 E. 71st St.

Third group:

  • Altus, 1307 N. Main St.
  • Oklahoma City, 1841 Belle Isle Blvd.
  • Ponca City, 3000 N. 14th St.
  • Sapulpa, 126 E. Taft Ave.

And you probably should find another place to get your obscure batteries, since the remaining stores may end up going to Sprint.





4 comments

  1. McGehee »

    7 February 2015 · 9:25 am

    Unless it’s already closed and Google Maps hasn’t gotten the word, the Newnan store must not be corporate owned, because it’s not on the list.

    (Tip for Android users: the Google Drive PDF viewer has a search option, whereas if the Kindle app has one I’ve never found it.)

    I can’t imagine what the Newnan store would transition to if it’s a franchise or licensee or whatever it would be called; there’s a Verizon store an ambitious stone’s throw from the shack.

  2. McGehee »

    7 February 2015 · 9:26 am

    Oh, whoops. Sprint. Yeah, I’m not sure where the Sprint stores are around here.

  3. McGehee »

    7 February 2015 · 9:28 am

    Aaaaaand now I see that not all of the corporate stores are closing, but may go to Sprint. You can tell how closely I’ve been following this story…

  4. ms7168 »

    8 February 2015 · 11:51 am

    Sprint has had a deal going with Radio Shack for a long time now but to me it was more of a pain in the keister than anything else. There is also a presence in Wal-Mart, Best Buy and Target stores but it is different. The Radio Shack one is taken care of by Radio Shack and trying to get a Sprint customer to understand that is never easy. So with that in mind it may be a win/win for Sprint to take the stores.

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