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Radio Shack to close in Bristol

Radio Shack Bristol located at Bristol Commons, 77 Farmington Avenue.

RadioShack, which filed for bankruptcy for the second time last week, is closing 552 of its stores.

The closures will affect 36% of the chain’s stores.

As part of the closures, Bristol made the list.

A court filing listed the locations that are set to close. These stores have the “lowest sales velocity and highest rent,” according to the court filing.

The company said it will “continue to evaluate” the fate of its remaining 1,000 stores.

The closures will occur in two waves, with 187 closing immediately and another 365 closing by the first week of April.

Once upon a time, RadioShack bragged about its vast retail network, saying that 90% of the U.S. population lived or worked within a few minutes of a RadioShack location.

But with online shopping, those brick-and-mortar stores became dead weight.

Radio Shack in Bristol is located at Bristol Commons, 77 Farmington Avenue.

It is unclear when the Bristol store will close.

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