No Real Changes To See at Future Shop
Prince George, B.C. – The Future Shop store in Prince George may have re-opened as Best Buy after a week’s closure but there really was nothing different about the store.
In fact a “greeter” just inside the front door said the outlet is currently “Future Shop operated by Best Buy”, and that standing will change “in a few months” when the store becomes Best Buy.
But the layout remains the same, the merchandise hasn’t changed, in fact according to the greeter the only real change other than signage will be that the Car Audio area will be gone, to be replaced by an Online Sales area.
U.S.-based Best Buy Co. announced on March 28th that it was closing all 131 Future Shop stores which it has owned for 14 years and was re-opening 65 of them, including the Prince George store, as Best Buy outlets. Employees at many of the Future Shop stores learned the news when they tried to show up for work at locked stores that morning.
Some of the employees at the Prince George store have remained employed there, others are trying to find jobs.