Sharp announced today that it will close its Azalon office gear expo in San Diego, leaving the company’s employees stranded.
Sharp has been in negotiations with the San Diego Union-Tribune to open the Azalons second store in the city, but the company has so far refused.
Sharp will close Azalonts second store on May 4, according to a statement sent to The Verge.
The company said the expo is scheduled to open at 11:00am local time.
Sharp is the fourth-largest maker of office equipment in the United States, behind only Dell, Apple, and HP.
Sharp’s announcement follows the announcement that the company would shutter its Azalya office hardware outlet in San Jose, California, last month.
Sharp said at the time that the closure of Azalones second store would allow it to focus on expanding its sales force.
Sharp isn’t the only company in the office-supply business facing problems.
Office supplies maker Office Depot is also closing its Azala outlet, with no immediate word on what will replace it.