Two Best Buy stores in Virginia will be closed permanently by May 12.
Best Buy issued a statement Saturday morning confirming that the company would shut down its stores at 5901 Stevenson Avenue in Alexandria and 9745 Jefferson Davis Highway in Fredericksburg.
The chain of consumer electronic retail stores had previously announced plans to close 50 stores nationwide.
"This was not an easy decision to make," the company's statement read, in part. "We chose these stores carefully, and are working to ensure the impact to our employees will be as minimal as possible, while serving all customers in a convenient and satisfying way. But we also recognize the impact this news has on the people who deserve respect for the contributions they have made to our business."
Employees were notified of the store closings Saturday morning, according to the company.
"We will be working to help these employees find other positions inside Best Buy," the statement continued. "If they don’t find new positions, or if they choose not to work at a different location, a transition including severance packages will be available."
According to the company, Best Buy has 41 store locations in the D.C. area, including the two stores slated for closure.