Oak Cliff Radio Shack likely to close

The Radio Shack on South Hampton Road survived previous rounds of store closures, but this might be the end of the road.

Radio Shack this week filed for bankruptcy protection for the second time in two years. The retailer is closing 187 stores. It’s also closing 360 stores that it shares with Sprint, which would include the one in Oak Cliff.

The first Radio Shack opened in 1921, and it was a leading technology retailer until around 2012. The company closed almost 1,800 stores in 2015.

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  • Monica Acosta-Zamora

    Right.
    Just like the CIA being the biggest drug smuggler in the world.

  • downtownworker

    1: “Due” because it’s a dump.
    2: What trash? Clean it up and make it nice. No need to tear it down.
    3: What’s wrong with contractors making money? They are human beings with families to feed.

  • Monica Acosta-Zamora

    Why is it “due”. In order to create more trash, filling landfills, and making contractors more money?

  • lakewoodhobo

    That entire shopping center is due for an overhaul. The laundromat on the north end is also gone leaving Rent-a-Center, a dollar store and a restaurant anchoring what should be prime real estate across Tom Thumb. I’ve always liked the retro “Village” sign on Twelfth Street.