Sprint expands in L.A. with RadioShack piggyback

Sprint will add 57 new stores in L.A., moving in and co-branding with RadioShack

Sprint Corp. more than doubled its retail presence on Friday by opening 1,435 Sprint-RadioShack stores nationwide, including 57 in Los Angeles.

About 7,500 RadioShack employees will stay on in the co-branded stores across the country. Sprint said it expects to hire about 3,500 additional employees, about 140 of whom will be in Los Angeles.

The joint "store-within-a-store" concept stems from last week's sale of 1,743 RadioShack stores to General Wireless Inc., an affiliate of New York investment firm Standard General.

Sprint, based in Overland Park, Kan., agreed to be a co-tenant in about 80% of those stores. The remaining 308 stores will continue to operate as RadioShack only, said Kevin Kunkel, Sprint's vice president of the West Region.

RadioShack struggled for years before filing for bankruptcy protection in February.

"I think the really convenient piece of it is it will combine our brands ... with all of the key products that people have come to expect from RadioShack," Kunkel said.

The stores will display both brand logos, though Sprint's will be larger, he said.

Despite the larger logo, RadioShack will occupy more physical space within the stores, with two-thirds for its own products, he said.

The new stores in the Los Angeles area are:

5817 N. Kanan Road, Agoura

830 E. Valley Blvd., Alhambra

1435 S. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia 

2412 Victory Blvd., Burbank

19351 Soledad Canyon, Canyon Country

1065 W. Badillo St., Covina

4137 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City

7956 E. Florence Ave., Downey

11970 Garvey Ave., El Monte

1140 E. Broadway, Glendale

12730 Hawthorne Blvd., Hawthorne

754 N. Fairfax Ave., Hollywood

6912 Santa Fe Ave., Huntington Park

1200 N. Hacienda Blvd., La Puente

4081 W. Ave L, Lancaster

6414 Spring St., Long Beach

11201 National Blvd., Los Angeles

146 S. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles

1615 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles

3422 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles

3733 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles

1601 E. 103rd St, Los Angeles

1714 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles

5786 1/2 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles

5001 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles

5804 N. Figueroa, Los Angeles

1817 Cesar Chavez Ave., Los Angeles

1837 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles

482 E. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles

8801 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles

10747 Long Beach Blvd., Lynwood

10927 Atlantic Ave., Lynwood

4420 E. Slauson Ave., Maywood

10125 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Mission Hills

2036 Atlantic Blvd., Monterey Park

23412 Lyons Ave., Newhall

10110 Riverside Drive, North Hollywood

6601 Laurel Canyon Blvd., North Hollywood

5160 Vineland Ave., North Hollywood

11719 Rosecrans Ave., Norwalk

37134 47th St E., Palmdale

15737 Downey Ave., Paramount

825 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena

50 Peninsula Center, Rolling Hills

517 S. Gaffey St., San Pedro

520 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica

2008 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica

12980 Foothill Blvd. No. G, Sylmar

13209 Gladstone Ave., Sylmar

2744 Pacific Coast Highway, Torrance

6571 Foothill Blvd., Tujunga

6724 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys

17638 Vanowen St., Van Nuys

11863 Whittier Blvd., Whittier

111 W. Pacific Coast Highway, Wilmington

1128 N. La Brea Ave., West Los Angeles

23365 Mulholland Drive, Woodland Hills

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