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hhgregg closing 88 stores, eliminating 1,500 jobs

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Posted at 10:52 AM, Mar 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-02 11:59:33-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis-based hhgregg is closing 88 stores as part of its "turnaround" efforts, the company announced Thursday morning.

“We are strategically exiting markets and stores that are not financially profitable for us,” Robert J. Riesbeck, hhgregg's President and CEO, said in a statement. “This is a proactive decision to streamline our store footprint in the markets where we have been, and will continue to be, important to our customers, vendor partners and communities."

The electronics and home appliances chain will be left with 132 stores.

hhgregg's store closings are expected to eliminate 1,500 jobs.

Three distribution and delivery centers, including one in Miami, will also close.

“I understand this is not an easy process to go through; our history has shown that our team members will meet this challenge head-on and continue to support our customers and each other through the closing process,” Riesbeck said.

The full list of store closings:

Newark, Heath, OH
Fairlawn, Akron, OH
Trussville, AL
Stonecrest, Lithonia, GA
Gwinnett, Duluth, GA
Southlake, Morrow, GA
Pembroke Pines, FL
Hialeah, FL
Sawgrass, Plantation, FL
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Kendall, Miami, FL
Wellington, FL
West Palm Beach, FL
Boca Raton, FL
Mt. Juliet, TN
Mansfield, OH
Mooresville, NC
Durham, NC
Cary, NC
Buckhead, Atlanta, GA
Asheville, NC
Gainesville, FL
Homestead, FL
Florida Mall, Orlando, FL
Pensacola, FL
Mobile, AL
Aventura, FL
Pinecrest, FL
Short Pump, Henrico, VA
Chesterfield, Midlothian, VA
Newport News, VA
Virginia Beach, VA
Chesapeake, VA
Fredericksburg, VA
Colonial Heights, VA
Roanoke, VA
Lower Paxon, Harrisburg, PA
York, PA
Mechanicsburg, PA
Lancaster, PA
Hagerstown, MD
Wilkes-Barre, PA
Dickson City, PA
Winchester, VA
Wyomissing, PA
Downingtown, PA
King of Prussia, Berwyn, PA
Montgomeryville, North Wales, PA
Whitman Square, Philadelphia, PA
Langhorne, PA
Whitehall, PA
Moorestown, NJ
Deptford, Woodbury, NJ
Mays Landing, NJ
Newark, DE
Dover, DE
Wilmington, DE
Springfield, VA
Sterling, VA
Fairfax, VA
Bailey's Crossroads, Falls Church, VA
Woodbridge, VA
Manassas, VA
Largo, MD
Waldorf, MD
Rockville, MD
Frederick, MD
Catonsville, MD
Hanover, MD
Bel Air, MD
Towson, MD
Annapolis, MD
Glen Burnie, MD
Chesterfield, MO
North Hills, Pittsburgh, PA
Erie, PA
Parkersburg, Vienna, WV
Schaumburg, IL
Bloomingdale, IL
Arlington Heights, IL
Niles, IL
Springfield, IL
Champaign, IL
Kenner Westgate, Metairie, LA
Westbank, Harvey, LA
Mall of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, LA
Tri-County, Springdale, OH
Treasure Coast Mall, Jensen Beach, FL