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RadioShack’s shambling remains were provided another shock of life today. Radioshack Close By… when they were bought by another business that plans to relaunch the once-great retailer as an online-focused brand.

The store’s remains were bought by Retail Ecommerce Ventures (REV), a start-up founded in 2019 that’s been scooping up brands from other faded retail giants also, consisting of Pier 1, Modell’s Sporting Product, Dressbarn, and more. REV states RadioShack’s site already has “strong existing sales and sales capacity,” and the business is “positive” it can further raise awareness of the brand globally.

REV declares it’s successfully turned around other companies it’s introduced as online brands. The Wall Street Journal reported that Dressbarn more than doubled its income between the second and very first quarter of 2020.

RadioShack was founded in 1921 and ended up being a retail staple in the ’80s and ’90s for anybody looking to get tech essentials. For a long time, that meant real radio elements, but wound up including lots of electronic toys (one Verge editor fondly remembers his Armatron) and eventually phones. Its fortunes declined vastly as online shopping got here, and the business filed for insolvency twice in the past 5 years. RadioShack still licenses its name to third-party “authorized” shops and offers top quality items within some locations of HobbyTown, a crafts seller– comparable to how you can still find “Sharper Image” products at Kohl’s although that seller shut its physical doors over a years ago. REV didn’t state whether those RadioShack licenses would stick around. Radioshack Close By

REV states it will “soon relaunch” RadioShack’s site. So for those of you still sticking on to fond memories of the shop, there’ll be a familiar enough place to go when you want to buy overpriced HDMI cable televisions and knockoff earphones.