There will soon be two fewer Best Buy stores in the Richmond area.
The electronics retail giant plans to close its stores at 4931 Commonweath Centre Parkway in Brandermill and 7297 Battle Hill Drive in Mechanicsville, according to a company spokeswoman on Thursday.
“The decision to close a store is never an easy one, and we are grateful for our customers who have shopped with us over the years at our Brandermill and Mechanicsville locations,” the spokeswoman said in an email.
The Brandermill store’s last day of operation is scheduled to be Feb. 27. The Mechanicsville store’s last day of business will be March 6.
The chain will still have four stores in the region: 1560 W. Koger Center Blvd. in Chesterfield; 11200 W. Broad St. in Short Pump; 9901 Brook Road near Virginia Center Commons in Henrico; and 723 Southpark Blvd. in Colonial Heights.
The company didn’t elaborate on exactly why the stores are slated to be shuttered, but the closures come during a tumultuous time for traditional brick-and-mortar retail, as the industry is being upended by a combination of e-commerce and the pandemic.