(WVUE) - RadioShack, the consumer-electronics chain that filed for bankruptcy protection last week, is planning to close more than 1,700 stores nationwide by March 31, including 24 in Louisiana.
The Texas company has about 4,000 stores in the U.S., but sales have been declining for years. The closures will be staggered, with 162 stores to shut by Feb. 17, another 986 by Feb. 28, and 636 stores by the end of March.
The company announced it would sell most of its remaining stores to General Wireless, an affiliate of Standard General.
Four locations set to close are in the New Orleans area. They are located at:
2701 Airline Drive, Metairie
745 Veterans Blvd., Metairie
3301 Veterans Blvd., Metairie
1523 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey