The end is near for over 1,700 Radio Shack stores across the country after the electronics retailer filed for bankruptcy earlier this month.

As a kid, I spent a lot of money at Radio Shack. Growing up, I bought police scanners (which have been replaced with cell phone apps), CB radios (which have been replaced with cell phones), weather gadgets (which have been replaced with cell phone apps), computer stuff (which has been replaced by cell phone apps), and more at Radio Shack. If you liked tech stuff and gadgets, Radio Shack was your happy place. And who can forget going into Radio Shack to by a 99-cent 9-volt battery and you had to spend ten minutes giving them your name, address, phone number, dental records, and name of your first born child. But oddly enough, Radio Shack, which tried really hard to cell phones, didn't do a very good job at it.

While some locations are likely to turn into stores where you can buy Sprint cell phones, many Radio Shack locations will simply be turning off their lights within the next few months. Here's a list of the Radio Shack stores that are closing in our area:

- Ocean County Mall in Toms River
- Tri-City Plaza in Toms River
- Route 70 in Manchester Township
- Route 72 in Manahawkin
- Maintree Shopping Center in Vineland
- Consumer Square in Mays Landing
- Harbor Square (the old Shore Mall) in Egg Harbor Township
- Route 9 in Tuckerton
- Cross Keys Commons in Turnersville