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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