Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Sports Authority - Bankrupt!




Sports Authority, a sporting goods chain, has been around for a number of years. For a variety of reasons, however, the company found it could no longer compete as currently structured and as a result it has declared bankruptcy.

The Ocala store has been running a bankruptcy sale for several weeks and by the time we got there, all the golf merchandise was gone and much of the rest of the store's goods had been sold.

I find this rather sad, and although we didn't shop their very often (prices too high), it provided another option for people in this part of central Florida.

15 comments:

Linda said...

I love the effects in your first photo, Lowell! It is always sad to see stores close...it is kind of like the end of an era. Here in Montreal many stores are closing as well, and the store owners are saying it is mostly because many people are shopping online now as opposed to going to the store.

Stefan Jansson said...

Sorry for all the employees that lost their job. and I'm sure you can find a good deal for your golf club collection in another store.

William Kendall said...

Unfortunately it happens.

bill burke said...

Another sad story. I feel bad for the workers because jobs are hard to come by. That looks like a huge store. Good that you documented it because eventually people will forget. Always a good reminder to know what happened in the community.

RedPat said...

I wonder if the Sports Authority stores here are closing too? I'll have to check into this, Lowell!

Kay said...

Another one bites the dust. But don't worry. The Donald will bring it all back again, right? Everyone will be working...oh yeah, except the women. We'll keep 'em barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen. And there will be a few unemployed judges. But it'll all be great. Trust him.

Kate said...

I dislike to see any business go bankrupt; it just is not good for the economy.

magiceye said...

Sad .... Maybe it will be replaced by computer gaming stores!

Petrea Burchard said...

Here it was Sport Chalet. I wonder if it's the same company.

Karl Demetz said...

It is always sad when a business is forced to close.
Nice effect on your first photo, Lowell !

Bibi said...

I like the crackled effect, too. Many stores, so it seems, are going the way of most bookstores; sad.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

I'm with Linda. The end of an era.....

Janis
GDP

Sharon Anck said...

It's funny, I just noticed the same thing here two days ago. All the windows were plastered with going out of business signs.

Small City Scenes said...

The SA store here went out several years ago. Too bad.
MB

Lois said...

The one here went out of business months ago. It's a shame.

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson