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Tweeter gets blown out

Today’s a sad day for the former employees of consumer electronics specialty retailer Tweeter, which was regionally strong in New England. Some questioned whether the store would make it through the holiday season and those questions were answered last night as the chain was sold to a liquidator.

Specialty retailers did well in the early days of flat-panel television, but have struggled as more of that market has shifted into mass merchants such as Walmart, Target and Costco.