Santa Clara Micro Center Store Closure
Last week, the Santa Clara Micro Center went out of business.
Micro Center was one of my favorite brick-and-mortar computer retailers.
Located on Mission College Boulevard, right up the street from Intel's
headquarters in Santa Clara, Micro Center was a great place to shop for
computer items during one's lunch break.
A web search reveals that the Mercado shopping center was built in 1998.
I remember going to Micro Center right after it opened. Micro Center
carried a large selection of computer parts and accessories. I have
bought quite a few cables, memory cards, optical disks, and printer
cartridges there. My last purchase was a gigabit network switch about a
Undoubtedly, Micro Center had difficulty competing with the myriad of
Fry's Electronics stores in the Bay Area, and with on-line merchants. I
will miss Micro Center.