Best Buy will close the company’s Jackson store on Ridgewood Court at the end of October.
The Best Buy stores in Flowood and Madison will remain open to service the metro area.Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber issued this statement:
The store, which has been opened since November 2000, will remain open through the close of business on Oct. 31.
“We chose to close this store ahead of its lease end, as growth in other nearby areas has accounted for enhanced retail options and changed customer traffic,” Best Buy spokesman Shane Kitzman said Monday. Rest of article.
“The Administration has been in communication with Best Buy regularly since June 2014 and was advised sales were strong and that the Jackson store would not close. Under Best Buy’s current business model, the company has shifted its focus from “Big Box” stores to smaller locations and online sales. We look forward to working with the Best Buy team to find a smaller location within the city. We’re also actively strategizing to “backfill” that retail space. We’re always disappointed when a business closes in Jackson, but our Economic Development division continues to aggressively recruit companies as evidenced by the more than 1,000 jobs created since May 2014.”