Fry’s Electronics was one of the quirkiest big-box retailers on the West Coast.
And when the business collapsed in 2021, it left behind not just bizarre architecture, but also fond memories in the hearts and minds of SJtoday readers + followers.
From the architecture to the experience, here’s what you had to say:
“I miss Fry’s! When I became an adult, Fry’s was that ‘playground’ for me… roaming around looking at cool tech, looking at discount bins, etc. It was a place me and my coworkers used to go for lunch to decompress a little and hang out.” - J.C.
“I remember eating lunch at the Fremont one when I was little and always admiring the Tesla coil” - @lilianna.mndz
“My ex-boyfriend used to work there, and I remember loving the pastrami sandwiches they had from their deli. My ex would pack so much meat on the sandwiches. Very delicious Sammies!” - Kristine E.
“Dude I miss Fry’s, it was a gamer PC paradise😢" - @sabermyke
“It was fun just to walk the aisles.” - David B.
“I have so many memories in Fry’s, it was such a treat as a kid to go there 😂 we went there just for fun” - @erica.lizarrago
“Frys was the best back in its day” - @let.it.bee.pottery
“I remember that escalator” - @jessevjames
“After watching ‘The Mummy’ as a kid this place scared me, but I loved the escalator!” - @kira.m.boyer
Do you have any fond memories of Fry’s Electronics? Let us know.