The company is seeking to close 48 Bob's and EMS stores in eleven states from Massachusetts to Maine to Maryland.
Outfitters LLC, the parent of discount chain Bob's Stores and outdoor
retailer Eastern Mountain Sports, filed for bankruptcy protection in
The company is asking a bankruptcy court to allow
it to close 48 of its 86 stores as part of a plan for U.K. retailer
Sports Direct International to acquire the company.
Bob’s Stores was founded by Bob Lapidus in 1954 and has 35 stores throughout the Northeast.