Abandoned Fry's Electronics – Arlington, TX *With Drone Footage!*

Abandoned Fry's Electronics – Arlington, TX *With Drone Footage!*

Abandoned Fry’s Electronics – Arlington, TX *With Drone Footage!*. Enjoy a look around this mammoth building that once housed an electronics and entertainment type of store similar to Best Buy. Fry’s as a company had been struggling and because of the virus, the final nail was hammered into the coffin for them. People had said in the months leading up to their demise, that their stores did not look so well nor were they stocked very well.

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Hayden Folker – “The Journey”

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  1. MoeNight 21 on June 15, 2022 at 4:03 am

    I used to work for frys electronics along time ago. Great product selection but they did not care all that much about employees which was also the cause of poor customer service.

  2. Gary Holt on June 15, 2022 at 4:08 am

    They can make that into A B j’s

  3. royhkusp1 on June 15, 2022 at 4:09 am

    Well, I can say about the one in Dallas as the main entrance was pretty much the same with those rails overhead. I was there the next couple of weekends after they had their grand opening and Wow! That place was HUGE. I did not particulary care for what was in the overhead rails as it offended me. I felt a bit stupid walking towards the front to enter the store along with crowds of people amd the sound being projected from exterior mounted speakers were the sounds of cattle. Yes, moooo! It’s as if they were rounding us up like a bunch of stupid animals into their store. That sound lasted only a few weeks I guess it offended others as well. The rails held a bunch of fiberglass cows and some long horns if memory serves me right, but it DID NOT LOOK CLASSY. I cannot explain the feeling. Wierd.

  4. Tony Schimke on June 15, 2022 at 4:09 am

    ours here in Roseville ca have a train-themed building.

  5. carl browning on June 15, 2022 at 4:09 am

    You can’t imagine the money it costs just to up keep and pay the utilities on a building of that size.

    It’s sad to see a building of that size go to waste.

  6. JE on June 15, 2022 at 4:10 am

    After the abrupt closure of Fry’s Electronics, they reopened the stores for fixture sales. All of the merchandise was off limits in the sale, but there were tons of things like shopping baskets, office supplies, holiday decorations, shelving units, old computers, even some of the iconic store design stuff was for sale. For example, at the NASA location in Webster, you could buy a lifesized stuffed astronaut for $1,700. Initially the stores were wide open to walk around and then they began barricading parts of the store to limit people walking around. Sad end to a once vibrant company.

  7. Hill McCoy on June 15, 2022 at 4:11 am

    When it was Incredible Universe, the two-story section on the left of the building was kind of a mini food court.

  8. kauboy9816 on June 15, 2022 at 4:12 am

    That rotunda was a remnant of the previous owner, "Incredible Universe". It was the main entrance, and was an open layout with dueling VR stations. You and a buddy could pay something like $20 each and have a VR laser duel with each of you being in a small ringed station to prevent wandering and fitted with a tethered headset and "gun" controller. Bear in mind, it was 90’s VR. Think polygons and techno.
    The rest of the store was much like a Best Buy with divided departments for appliances, electronics, computers, etc…

    The Fry’s that replaced it tried to use that as an entrance for a while, but eventually closed it for storage and moved the entrance down the side as you see now.
    This place was my go-to for all computer components. It was like my grown-up toy store. I went to school at the nearby university, so I always had a reason to stop in.
    It will be sadly missed.

  9. John Fairweather on June 15, 2022 at 4:14 am

    The round section was abandoned several years ago. (Who would want to walk all the way down there?)

    As for the rest – in its heyday it was the biggest store of its kind I’d ever seen. At least 150,000 SKUs in stock – maybe more. It took a lot of walking. I was last there in 2017. They had closed off the south third of the building and everything else was spread way apart and looking pathetic.

    The checkout line was a trip – massive number of impulse buy garbage of all sorts plus candy and beverages.

    I remember good old CompUSA. Better than Fry’s because it was more focused. Frankly, Fry’s should have focused on mail order for most of their SKUs. If they had gone big time etail back around 2003 they would still be in business.

  10. FlybackdiodE on June 15, 2022 at 4:15 am

    I remember going here when i was a kid in the late 2000s. Looking at all the music, games, electronics, etc. Fry’s will never be forgotten

  11. Matthew Bauer on June 15, 2022 at 4:15 am

    I think the death of Fry’s was caused both by Amazon and the fact that there was a limited number of stores and that they were large. If Fry’s had cut back on inventory and gotten smaller stores, and expanded into new markets, maybe they would still be around today.

  12. Michael Carr on June 15, 2022 at 4:16 am

    I loved frys i used to go there all the time. its such a shame they went under. I worked at the incredible universe, i knew they were doomed they used to make you get a membership I knew people didnt want to have that hastle. RIP FRYS

  13. Mark Korolevich on June 15, 2022 at 4:18 am

    I worked in the software section when it was Incredible Universe. Fun job.

  14. Michael Loar on June 15, 2022 at 4:18 am

    Gonna miss Fry’s! I went there when they first opened for a printer and ended up spending like 2.5 hours in there can spent way more money then I planned to. Was always a great place to get components to build a PC.

  15. Alan Lough on June 15, 2022 at 4:20 am

    An awesome drone video, Wallie and Kayla!! Fry’s Electronics was really big store! I counted 12 garage bay doors at their loading dock while I watched the drone footage. Was Fry’s Electronics a Texas based store? I never saw any Fry’s stores up here anywhere in PA, OH, or WV. Have a Fry’s Electronicslicious Day! Have a Texaslicious Day! Have a KMartlicious Day!

  16. VACONGAS OLIVAR on June 15, 2022 at 4:21 am

    Estuve en esa tienda y la verdad fue de lo mejor que visite, muy buenos precios y lo mejor era muy confortable y bonito.

  17. Jonathan Creveling on June 15, 2022 at 4:22 am

    This probably doubled as a distribution center

  18. John Chisum on June 15, 2022 at 4:23 am

    I remember the first time I walked in there in the early 2000’s. It was freaking sensory overload!!! I literally left with a headache, throbbing eyes and wanting to buy most of what was there. It was huge and it seemed like everything was out on the sales floor, too. Electronics, almost any DVD title out there, tons of anything in the computer world…appliances…you name it! Sad to see its gone away. The Fry’s in north Irving was a very nicely built building and had a lot of stock. The north Dallas Fry’s had a ‘Ranch and Rodeo’ type theme to it. Between those three stores, I got my parts for computer building and repairs for my side hustle. So long, DFW area Fry’s!!!

  19. asamojomaster on June 15, 2022 at 4:24 am

    I last went to Fry’s Electronics in Wilsonville, Oregon back in 2009. I was with my mom and her boyfriend to look at new computers because his was really outdated. From my perspective, (I was 16 at the time) it seemed like it was never ending with all the electronics and appliances. I didn’t see the entire store as I spent most of the time looking at the DVDs

  20. xaingo76 on June 15, 2022 at 4:30 am

    It was sad to watch Fry’s Electronics go downhill. Looked like a slow-motion liquidation sale that lasted for 10+ years without any discounts.

  21. prolificNip on June 15, 2022 at 4:30 am

    Isn’t this building the old Forum 303 mall in Arlington?

  22. magical mousers on June 15, 2022 at 4:31 am

    I see incredible universe on the left side of the store

  23. Lazer Peabody on June 15, 2022 at 4:31 am

    It would be nice to see this store be repurposed like house a new department store or electronic store or massive movie theater instead of being imploded

  24. Dennis Sadler on June 15, 2022 at 4:32 am

    It’s crazy I stay down the street from here

  25. ELIEL OLIVAR on June 15, 2022 at 4:32 am

    Fue El mejor lugar para comprar electrónicos

  26. agremlin77 on June 15, 2022 at 4:32 am

    Great job👍😉, nice video. liked & subscribed, thanks for sharing😉👍

  27. Rick Moran on June 15, 2022 at 4:34 am

    Everything *IS* bigger in TX.

  28. Sam Cooper on June 15, 2022 at 4:35 am

    Shopped there when it was Incredible Universe and Fry’s!

  29. Strawburri on June 15, 2022 at 4:35 am

    Wouldn’t be surprised if Wallie and Kayla end up getting married in an abandoned wedding chapel

  30. Chérie Elizabeth on June 15, 2022 at 4:36 am

    I feel sad that this place closed down. I use to love spending a couple of hours lost in the aisles.

  31. Baumer on June 15, 2022 at 4:37 am

    I use to work there in 93-95 when it was Incredible universe. I was right out of HS. Crazy memories there. The Frys entrance use to be the IU exit. The IU entrance was on the NW corner that was closed off when Frys opened. All the grass in the back use to be the IU employee parking lot.
    Thanks for sharing. So bizarre. Met the first girl I ever loved in that building. Aug 93.

  32. Will Yates on June 15, 2022 at 4:37 am

    I’ve been to that one multiple times, Fry’s was always one of my favorite stores.

  33. Jaiden Plays Games on June 15, 2022 at 4:38 am

    Nooo 🙁

    I wanted my computer chips and a zuckerburger

  34. Robert Mills on June 15, 2022 at 4:38 am

    I shopped there a couple of times as Incredible Universe for new "scratch and dent" appliances and got really good deals. I shopped at Fry’s twice for computer parts and a sound bar. I kinda think internet sales hurt them as well. I believe the other location was in Carrollton?

  35. Michael Coffey on June 15, 2022 at 4:39 am

    Cool 😀

  36. Alex Nguyen on June 15, 2022 at 4:41 am

    I shopped there a LOT, and also once worked there for a short stint in the computer department. Loved the store. Hated those ECS thin mobos but they had some great deals.

  37. Charlie Rickman on June 15, 2022 at 4:44 am

    Worked there in 2001 – 02 had to quit due to poor air quality. The health department made them clean all the ducks which seemed to make it worse. We we’re all breathing years of dried skin cells from the millions of people who shopped there over the previse decade. I had the dreaded mouse ile to stock and maintain. ugg

  38. Riana Anaïs on June 15, 2022 at 4:45 am

    This place was so much better than best buy

  39. Kevin Naderi on June 15, 2022 at 4:45 am

    I enjoyed your video. I applied for a job there one time and never got it also had Sattalite radio installed in my car. However i used to shop there all the time. I live in Arlington TX too btw. I will miss Fry’s They had tons of stuff to choose from. It was my most Favorite Electronic store to look around. They even had music keyboards too. I enjoyed the time being. Hopfully One day someone with enough money will buy it and reopen it. Amazing Footage.

  40. adrian r on June 15, 2022 at 4:46 am

    That left side/circular corner was the original entrance when it was incredible universe. The inside of the store was space themed and dimly lit. Last went in there to buy killer instinct on snes. When i worked at frys in 2008 i’d go upstairs at that circular entrance to use the restroom by the old cafe(incredible universe) and there was still aliens painted on the wall.

  41. Tony T on June 15, 2022 at 4:47 am

    i usd to love frys i bought alot of computer stuff

  42. Chris the Shrinerdawg on June 15, 2022 at 4:47 am

    I remember when I lived in Renton, WA (2009), I used to go to THAT Fry’s all the time.

  43. zero no shoten on June 15, 2022 at 4:48 am

    This is depressing, these were some of the coolest stores in Dallas

  44. Daddy B on June 15, 2022 at 4:48 am
  45. Darryl Harris on June 15, 2022 at 4:49 am

    I went to the grand opening when it was Incredible Universe. The second floor of the round part with the guard around it was a cafe you could go outside and look around. It was freakin huge inside. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incredible_Universe

  46. Joey dersario on June 15, 2022 at 4:51 am

    Thanks for sharing it frys

  47. TexasXplorer on June 15, 2022 at 4:52 am

    had many of car shows in that parking lot. 🙁

  48. Harold Sylvia on June 15, 2022 at 4:57 am

    Ah, Damn, Was half waiting for you to say (Just don’t be a Jaggoff) at the end, rof…,

  49. Christian Gonzales on June 15, 2022 at 5:00 am

    The Houston Community College campus on 610 West Loop, in Bellaire, used to be an Incredible Universe. Never knew this!!

  50. Joanne Carley on June 15, 2022 at 5:02 am

    Well if you go to have a look see… go across the street to Joe’s Pizza and pasta!!!!! They have the best food!!!! and say Hi to Joe for me… I now live in NC… but we still miss Joe’s!!!!

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