MC Sports announces all 66 stores will be closing

The consolidation continues as Midwest staple MC Sports has announced they will be closing all 66 stores according to this Cleveland report.

MC Sports announced this morning that it plans to close all 66 of its stores across the Midwest.

A joint venture between Tiger Capital Group and Great American Group will conduct the going-out-of-business sale, which is now under way.

Founded in Grand Rapids in 1946, MC Sports was one of the few remaining privately held sporting goods chains in the country. It filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Feb. 14 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Michigan, Grand Rapids.

The company currently operates 24 stores in Michigan; 11 in Ohio including stores in Chardon, Wooster and Medina; seven in Indiana; eight in Illinois; seven in Wisconsin; five in Missouri, and four in Iowa. To see a list of locations, click here.

“Across the Midwest, MC Sports became a fabric of the community,” stated Scott K. Carpenter, President of GA Retail Solutions, a leading provider of asset disposition and auction solutions, and a subsidiary of B. Riley Financial, Inc.

MC Sports’ large-format stores carry sporting goods and apparel in many categories — from hunting, fishing and camping equipment, to running shoes, kayaks, treadmills, workout clothes, and team sports equipment.

During the liquidation event, shoppers will find discounts of up to 60 percent off the original prices on dozens of top brands with some exceptions, most notably firearms.

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