City Sports Is Officially Shutting Down
After filing for chapter 11 bankruptcy in October, City Sports is officially shutting down.
Spokespeople from City Sports originally said the chain would close eight stores, but keep the remaining 18—which are scattered around the East Coast—open. According to a Boston Globe report, however, the retailer failed to find a buyer willing to keep its stores open. As a result, going-out-of-business sales will start Friday and the company’s assets will be sold off.
The closing represents the end of an era for the Boston-based business. Its first location opened on Massachusetts Avenue in 1983, and its roster grew to include nine Boston-area storefronts by the end of its tenure. The company opened a new shop, in Virginia, as recently as September.
Prepare to say your goodbyes, Boston, and snag a classic City Sports t-shirt while you still can.