One of Bay Area's last Fry's Electronics stores closes
t.gardner at computer.org
Tue Dec 31 12:34:27 CST 2019
Palo Alto Fry’s closing <https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Bay-Area-locations-Frys-Electronics-closed-14939907.php> . Sad, but not the end of an era – apparently the loss of lease
I remember visiting an early Fry’s (first?) in Sunnyvale (541 Lakeside Dr?, near Oakmead and around the corner from Shugart Associates where I then worked). I marveled at the selection of steaks, diet cokes, resistors, capacitors, ICs, etc. They had partially converted a supermarket into an electronics store but I heard they at first kept the food to keep some cash flow. I think I bought steaks J The engineers and technicians at Shugart more than once ran over there to get breadboard parts.
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