Employees, customers react to country-wide Future Shop closures

Reaction poured in from across Canada over news that dozens of Future Shop locations will be closed.

Photos of shuttered storefronts hit Twitter; some stores to be converted into Best Buy locations

The sudden store closings took many employees and customers by surprise. This sign appeared at a Future Shop store in St. John's on Saturday morning. (Mark Quinn/CBC)

Reaction poured in from across Canada over news that dozens of Future Shop locations will be closed.

Future Shop's parent company Best Buy Canada Ltd. said it was shutting down 66 Future Shop stores effective immediately. Meanwhile, another 65 stores will be closed for a week while they are converted to Best Buy stores.

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair tweeted his condolences to Canadians in response to the news. 

CBC reporters shared images of shuttered storefronts and employees who came in for work as normal, only to learn their fate on a weekend morning.

CBC News asked Future Shop employees and customers what they thought of the sudden announcement. Here are some of their responses.

Future Shop's Twitter account responded to some of the replies to our call out.

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