Best Buy near Sparks Marina will close in November

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SPARKS, NV (KOLO) - The Best Buy store near the Sparks Marina will close November 2, 2019. Employees were told about the impending closure April 28.

The company says it made the decision not to renew its lease for the 30,000 square-foot location that opened in 2009.

According to a statement, "The closure allows us to better serve our customers as we are able to invest in our two other stores in the area. Our Sparks store at 155 Los Altos Pkwy, will remain open, and is about 5-minutes away from the East Sparks location. In addition, our Reno store at 5575 S. Virginia St. will also remain open."

The statement continues, "We want to stress that this store closure is not a reflection of any problems at Best Buy. It is consistent with our regular and ongoing business review process as well as our commitment to improve the business and shareholder value."

The company says the store has about 24 full-time employees and a handful of part-time employees. Those employees in good standing with the company, who want to stay with Best Buy, will have the opportunity to apply for jobs at its other nearby stores. Those who do not stay with Best Buy, by choice or because there is not another position available, will receive a severance package.

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