When Did The Last Sam Goody Close?

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The last Sam Goody store closed on October 31, 2012.

Sam Goody was a music and entertainment retailer in the United States and the United Kingdom, operated by The Musicland Group, Inc.

Goody’s flagship store on West 49th Street was constantly deluged with customers—up to 4000 a day. In 1955, business was booming to the point that the flagship location sold 7 percent of the 33 1/3-rpm disks in the entire nation, with a gross income of close to $4 million.

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It was purchased by Best Buy in 2000, sold to Sun Capital Partners in 2003, and filed for bankruptcy in 2006, closing most of its stores.


n 2006, the company was acquired by Trans World Entertainment and most of the Sam Goody stores were renamed FYE, a company that still operates across the country, with eight stores in Illinois, according to its website.

Sam Goody specialized in music, video, and video game sales. In 2008, Trans World converted most of the stores into FYE.

As of November 2021, there were only two Sam Goody stores left within the United States—in the Ohio Valley Mall in St. Clairsville, Ohio, and the Rogue Valley Mall in Medford, Oregon.


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