I spent several years of my young life working in Uncle Chuck’s Camera Emporium Wolf Camera, so on my priority list going into a Ritz Camera ranks somewhere between… swapping hankerchiefs with SARS carriers and stabbing myself in the face.
However, Dealmac reveals that the closeout sales start tomorrow. They’re closing almost half their stores as part of their chapter 11 restructuring and apparently will be discounting items to get them off the shelves. Personally I’m not optimistic the deals will be that great or include many worthwhile things; I imagine that anything that can be moved will likely be shuffled out to more profitable stores – they still have about 400 that will continue to do business. However it should not be a repeat of the Circuit City nonsense where a 3rd party liquidator peddles things at list prices that are above what you’d pay anywhere – these sales are still through Ritz themselves as they try to reorg.
If you want to give it a shot I’ve culled all the closing stores from our surrounding area from the (annoyingly not-sorted-by-state list) PDF linked in the Dealmac article. It looks like all the ones in our area are closing, but check the list below the jump before you head out just to be sure.
- Homer Building: 601 13Th Street Nw Store # 3, Washington , DC 20005-0000
- 233 Pennsylvania Ave Se,Washington , DC 20003-0000
- 1017 15Th Street, Nw 1017 15Th St N W,Washington , DC 20005-0000
- Lakeforest Mall: 701 Russell Avenue, Gaithersburg , MD 20877-0000
- Wheaton Plaza, Wheaton , MD 20902-0000
- White Flint Mall: 11301 Rockville Pike, Kensington , MD 20895-0000
- Shops At Sumner Place: 4611 Sangamore Rd, Bethesda , MD 20816-0000
- Downtown Silver Spring: 8551 Fenton Street, Silver Spring , MD 20910-0000
- Arundel Mills: 7000 Arundel Mills Cir, Hanover , MD 21076-0000
- Valley Mall: 17301 Valley Mall, Hagerstown , MD 21740-0000
- Seven Corners Center: 6328 Seven Corners Center, Falls Church , VA 22044-0000
- Dulles Town Center: 21100 Dulles Town Cir, Sterling , VA 20166-0000
- Potomac Mills: 2700 Potomac Mills Cir, Woodbridge , VA 22192-0000
- Ballston Common Mall: 4238 Wilson Blvd, Arlington , VA 22203-0000
- Pentagon City Mall: 1100 S Hayes St, Arlington , VA 22202-0000
- Fort Evans Plaza: 210A Fort Evans Road Ne, Leesburg , VA 20176-0000
- Courthouse: 2050 Wilson Blvd,Arlington , VA 22201-0000
- Bailey’s Crossroads: 5874 Crossroads Ctr Way, Falls Church , VA 22041-0000
- Ashbrook Commons Plaza: 20035 Ashbrook Commons Plz, Ashburn , VA 20147-0000
- 2453 Prince William Parkway, Woodbridge , VA 22192-0000
- Virginia Gateway Center: 7352 Atlas Walk Way, Gainesville , VA 20156-0000