Local Radio Shack store to close

The Radio Shack store at 514 Wilmington Ave. in Dayton will shut its doors sometime this spring, according to a store manager.

The store has going-out-of-business sale signs posted, although a precise closing date has not been set.

“We still have a little while yet,” said the store manager, who asked not be be identified. “I’d say three or four months at the earliest.”

The manager referred other questions to Radio Shack corporate offices. A message left with the retailer’s media-relations office late Monday was not immediately returned.

The electronics chain has faced recent financial problems, but the closing of the Wilmington Avenue store may not be related directly to those fiscal struggles. The small strip retail center near the University of Dayton that houses the Radio Shack has been purchased by Hospice of Dayton and may be demolished to accommodate hospice expansion plans.

Other tenants of the center, including Donuts by Thacker’s and Chicago Gyros and Dogs, moved out in 2013.

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