RadioShack lists 1,800 stores facing the axe across America

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Bankrupt headphones and USB memory stick chain RadioShack has posted the complete list of 1,784 shops it hopes to close across America.

The gadget flogger said these stores [PDF] are potentially set for closure. The threatened shops include high-profile spots in Market Street in San Francisco, New York City's Flatiron district, and Boston's Commonwealth Avenue.

Last week, the failed biz said it had struck a deal to keep 1,750 shops open by letting US telco Sprint use them to flog phones and mobile plans.

RadioShack hopes to sell off all the stock held at its doomed stores, which are due to close for the last time by March 31.

The company has not said how many employees will lose their jobs. RadioShack stores that are independently owned, and international franchises, will not be affected.

News of the closure of RadioShack after more than 90 years of business is prompting bouts of nostalgia. Though the company had been in major decline, many, including comedian John Oliver, chose to remember the firm from its retail heyday in the 1970s and 1980s:

John Oliver on RadioShack



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