Why Fry’s Was Once the Best Place to Buy Gadgets in Silicon Valley

Photo of a Fry’s Electronics store entrance from outside.

Late on Tuesday, Fry’s Electronics announced that it would abruptly close all 31 of its electronics retail stores. In a statement on the company’s website, Fry’s said that it had “made the difficult decision to shut down its operations and close its business permanently as a result of changes in the retail industry and the challenges…