As part of a fight for survival, Circuit City is closing 155 underperforming stores located in 55 U.S. media markets. The closures means Circuit City will exit 12 media markets completely. A pdf of locations that are closing can downloaded found here.
The effect on the record industry, already hurt by dozens of store closings ranging from mom and pops to Touwer superstores, will be immediate. The company expects that impacted stores will not open on Tuesday, November 4th, and the store closing sales will begin on Wednesday and completed no later than calendar year end.