From CNN Money:
In a filing with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Circuit City - the No. 2 electronics retailer after Best Buy (BBY, Fortune 500) - said it had reached an agreement with four companies to start the liquidation process.Downtown Glendale has been exceptionally hard hit by retail chains going out of business: Tower Records, then CompUSA, Linens & Things, and Mervyn's.
The company said the sale would begin Saturday and run until March 31, pending court approval.
The retailer's Web site and call center will cease to operate after Jan. 18.
Circuit City said employees will receive 60 days notice of the termination.
Employees who are laid off earlier will get pay and benefits for the 60-day period beginning Friday, the retailer said.
Those who remain with the company to assist with the liquidation, will receive pay and benefits.
Circuit City also operates about 765 retail stores and dealer outlets in Canada. The company said its Canadian operations, which employ 3,000 workers, will continue to operate.
The company said it will redeem its gift cards through the liquidation sale, but the cards will have no value once the stores are closed.