(WTVM) - Radio Shack is closing its stores in the Chattahoochee Valley.
The three Columbus stores, plus the Phenix City and Opelika locations, are among the 1,784 stores nationwide scheduled to close by March 31.
This comes after the company filed for bankruptcy on Thursday, Feb. 5. Radio Shack will close a portion of its stores, and the remainder will be sold to Sprint as part of an agreement to create a "store within a store."
Linnen Leach, a local Radio Shack customer, stopped the chain today for a specialized device.
"I have a couple of TVs that aren't HDMI capable, and Radio Shack has a device to change the port on the back of the TV into an AV jack and I've looked everywhere Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Target and this is the only place that has it."
The closures will be in three phases.
The first phase will close 162 stores by Feb. 17, and the second phase will close 986 stores by Feb. 28.
The third phase will close 636 stores, which include the five in the Chattahoochee Valley, by March 31.