HHGregg to close all stores, including 12 in metro Atlanta, in May


If you’re looking to buy a dishwasher at a discounted price, you might be able to find one at hhgregg, as long as you get there before the end of May.

The going-out-of-business sales have begun for the 62-year-old electronics and appliances retailer.

On Friday, April 7 — about a month after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy — hhgregg announced that it will close all 220 of its stores by the end of May, affecting about 5,000 jobs across the U.S.

There are 12 hhgregg locations within 35 miles of Atlanta, and the retailer also has a store in Macon. The Georgia Department of Economic Development has not yet listed WARN data for hhregg online, making it unclear when exactly hhgregg’s Georgia locations will close and how many jobs will be impacted.

RELATED: Wal-Mart in Roswell to close; 68 employees to be impacted

"While we had discussions with more than 50 private equity firms, strategic buyers and other investors, unfortunately, we were unsuccessful in our plan to secure a viable buyer of the business on a going-concern basis within the expedited timeline set by our creditors,” hhgregg CEO Bob Riesbeck said in a statement.

Shoppers have just a few weeks to use up gift cards at hhgregg, and the IndyStar reports that hhregg is limiting refunds on items bought before March 6 to $2,850.

Other retail closings:

RELATED: Bebe closes stores across nation; 63 jobs impacted in Georgia

Like North Fulton County News Now on Facebook | Follow on Twitter and Instagram


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Local

Cops: 13-year-old shot, killed in Clayton County home
Cops: 13-year-old shot, killed in Clayton County home

A 13-year-old boy was found Tuesday evening lying face-down and suffering from a gunshot wound inside a Riverdale home, Clayton County police said. Emergency services officials arrived at the Brookview Drive home to assess and treat the boy, but he died at the scene, Clayton County police Sgt. Ashanti Marbury said.  Two days later police don&rsquo...
Police: Man drove into acquaintance after dispute, killed him
Police: Man drove into acquaintance after dispute, killed him

A man apparently drove into a longtime acquaintance on purpose after arguing with him and then left the scene, police said. The victim later died at Grady Memorial Hospital. Bruce Skrine, 58, was charged with vehicular homicide after the incident Wednesday night about 7:15 in the 20 block of Moreland Avenue, Atlanta police spokeswoman Stephanie Brown...
Officials: Atlanta rapper had 440 pounds of pot on private plane
Officials: Atlanta rapper had 440 pounds of pot on private plane

An Atlanta rapper connected to a federal raid in southwest Atlanta on Wednesday flew into the city last weekend with 440 pounds of marijuana — worth $840,000 — on a private plane, officials told Channel 2 Action News.  Terrell Davis, whose stage name is Ralo, faces two counts of conspiracy to distribute marijuana after his arrest...
Invest Atlanta: $40k spent on Reed’s South Africa trip under review
Invest Atlanta: $40k spent on Reed’s South Africa trip under review

Invest Atlanta, the city’s economic development agency, voted Thursday to review a $40,000 payment that its nonprofit fundraising arm made to cover luxury airfare for former Mayor Kasim Reed and several of his staff on a trip to South Africa in 2017. The move came two days after The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action News...
2 KSU football players kicked off team after campus armed robbery
2 KSU football players kicked off team after campus armed robbery

Two Kennesaw State University football players have been dismissed from the team amid their alleged involvement in an on-campus armed robbery, according to school officials.  One of the athletes, Akebren Rall, is also accused of running an illegal gambling house, according to Cobb County jail records. Rall and teammate Jai’len Edwards were...
More Stories