Madison Heights-based outdoor retailer Moosejaw is closing up shop, almost everywhere.
Crain’s Detroit venture reports that the company plans to close all but three of its stores in early February. The closing comes just six months after the brand was purchased by Dick’s Sporting Goods.
For Michigan, that means closing stores in downtown Detroit, Ann Arbor, Belmont, East Lansing, Grand Rapids, Grosse Pointe and Birmingham at West Maple Road, in addition to the headquarters company headquarters in Madison Heights.
The only Moosejaw outfit left in Michigan will be the one on Woodward Avenue in Birmingham. The other two remaining stores are in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Bentonville, Arkansas.
“After careful review of our specialty outdoor operations, we have decided to form a single team that will support the operations of (Dick’s outdoor brand) Public Lands and Moosejaw. The team will be based at Public Lands headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,” Dick’s spokesperson Sarah Cassella said in a statement to Crain.
She continued: “This move supports our business optimization efforts and will enable us to operate more efficiently, quickly leverage best practices across our entire outdoor business and contribute to our long-term success. We look forward to continuing to provide outdoor enthusiasts with quality equipment and service at moosejaw.com, publiclands.com and at Moosejaw and Public Lands retail locations.
In downtown Detroit, Moosejaw is the latest retailer to close its storefront on Woodward Avenue, following Under Armour, Detroit is the New Black and Madewell, with Rhianna’s Savage X Fenty lingerie brand planning to open in the former space from Madewell.
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