Tweeter To Close, Liquidate 49 Stores

Tweeter is closing 49 locations, joining the ranks of stores capitulating to competition from Best Buy and Walmart. The restructuring will leave the consumer electronics retailer without a presence in California, Tennessee, Alabama, or New York. According to CEO Joe McGuire, surviving Tweeter locations will sport Consumer Electronics Playgrounds offering high-end home theaters.

“Since our Playground stores are clearly resonating with consumers and articulate our vision so well, we will continue to execute this concept in our remaining 97 traditional stores by taking what we have learned from our current Playground stores and rolling it into our existing fleet.”

Stores on the chopping block will immediately offer liquidation sales. The complete list of closures, inside.

The list:

  • Alabama
    Hoover, Huntsville

  • California
    Mission Valley, Sports Arena, Escondido, Vista, Encinitas, Clairemont, Palm Desert, La Jolla, La Mesa, Temecula, Costa Mesa, Mission Viejo, Vista Regional Facility

  • Connecticut
    North Haven, Crystal, Milford

  • Florida
    West Kendall Georgia
    Athens, Gwinnett, Johnson Ferry, Town Center, Snellville, Fayetteville, Atlanta Regional Facility

  • Illinois
    Century Centre, Michigan Ave, Crystal Lake, Gurnee

  • Massachusetts
    Boston University, Saugus, Holyoke, Auburn

  • North Carolina
    University Place

  • New Jersey
    Mays Landing

  • New York
    Albany, Saratoga

  • Pennsylvania
    Walnut Street

  • Tennessee
    Coolsprings/Franklin, Chattanooga, Nashville West-End, NOW/Knoxville

  • Texas
    Dallas Parkway, Caruth Plaza, Frisco, Humble, Lewisville, Southlake, Katy, Plano

How do Tweeter’s liquidation sales compare to CompUSA’s? Let us know tips [at] consumerist [dot] com. — CAREY GREENBERG-BERGER

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