A POPULAR cellphone company has shut down a massive location in San Francisco without warning.
T-Mobile’s Union Square location was dark on Wednesday, according to local reports.
The 17,000-square-foot, two-level store has been named a flagship location, according to the San Francisco Business Times.
It was located at 1 Stockton Street.
An employee told the outlet that the location officially closed last month and that customers have been instructed to take their business to nearby stores on Mission and Market streets.
It wasn’t immediately clear what prompted the unexpected closure.
T-Mobile did not immediately respond to The US Sun’s request for comment.
T-Mobile has been filling the space since 2016, when Apple reportedly moved its flagship store to Post Street.
The popular cellphone company operates just over 7,000 stores nationwide, including more than 800 in California alone, according to data company ScrapeHero.
T-Mobile’s recent store closure marks the 12th Union Square store to close its doors since November 2022, including CB2, The Container Store, Banana Republic, Athleta, Arc’teryx, Saks OFF 5th, Amazon Go and Anthropologie according to SFIST .
Other large stores in the area are also empty, including a former H&M and former Gap on Powell Street and Market Street, and a former Uniqlo on Powell Street.
Additionally, some buildings are struggling to fill empty spaces along Stockton Street, some of which have not been filled since 2018.
In recent months, a massive retail “apocalypse” has hit businesses hard with massive store closures across the country.
Recently, popular weight loss chain Jenny Craig announced it would be closing more than 500 locations across the United States and Canada.
Experts have warned that 50,000 retail stores are likely to close in the next five years. That number could reach as high as 90,000 if the economy goes into a prolonged recession.