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Wright’s Sound Gallery vacates store

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Wright's Youree Drive store before it was vacated. Wright's Youree Drive store before it was vacated.

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Wright's Sound Gallery, a longtime Shreveport retail institution, has closed its Youree Drive store after getting behind on its rent.

The Caddo Parish Sheriff's office was slated to formally evict Wright's operations today but found that the store at 7600 Youree already had been vacated Wednesday.

A civil suit filing in Caddo District Court said Wright's was almost $74,000 behind in rent and late fees. Missed lease payments date back to 2012, according to the property owner, LLM Properties LP.

The active retail corridor on south Youree has several big box competitors nearby, including Best Buy, Wal-Mart and now Conn's Home Plus, which opened in January.  

The local Better Business Bureau has received some calls from consumers who had noted that the store appeared to have been cleared out. 

business alert had been put on the BBB web site:

"According to information in the BBB files, it appears that the company is no longer in business. The phone numbers the BBB had for this company are disconnected, and directory assistance does not have a listing for this company. The BBB's mail to this company has been returned as undeliverable. If you have an unresolved dispute with this company you may wish to seek legal advice.

"They are not a BBB member business, and they have not removed the BBB logo on their website."

The listing stated that Wright's had been in business since 1973. With the store out of business, the BBB would not be able to process any complaints. Customers with issues regarding purchases may now have to contact the manufacturer, which may be able to direct them to a local merchant or repair shop. 

Consumers can also contact the state Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division or call 1-800-351-4889.

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