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Old 05-04-2016, 12:19 PM
 
Location: ATL by way of Los Angeles
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And now it's Sports Authority that will be doing the closing (though not sure if it's going to be as abruptly as Sports Chalet).

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The closest Sports Authority to my home here in Georgia shut down last week. I hate to say it, but I am not surprised that stores like this are dying off.


Aside from online shopping, there are also more specialized options if you are looking for certain items. For example, I used to go to Sports Authority for affordable golf stuff, but the selection was minimal compared to specialty stores like Golfsmith or the PGA Tour Superstore. I haven't been in a Sports Chalet in ages, but I would assume that they faced that same issues. Unfortunately, you can simply find cheaper items and/or larger selections outside of Sports Chalet, Sports Authority, Big 5, Dick's, etc. these days.
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Old 05-04-2016, 12:33 PM
 
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fortunately, you can simply find cheaper items and/or larger selections outside of sports chalet, sports authority, big 5, dick's, etc. These days.
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Old 05-04-2016, 01:14 PM
 
Location: The High Seas
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I don't think the world could go on without Dick's. Actually, I'm pretty confident it could not.
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Old 05-04-2016, 02:13 PM
 
Location: 10110001010110100
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I always liked their stores, but the prices were nuts.
I'm surprised it took this long for them to fail.
Ditto.

I am not sure if the upcoming minimum wage increase really was the main reason but I am sure it would not have helped either way.
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Old 05-04-2016, 02:15 PM
 
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I am not sure if the upcoming minimum wage increase really was the main reason but I am sure it would not have helped either way.
Zero to do with it either way.
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Old 05-04-2016, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Rathdrum, ID
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I don't think the world could go on without Dick's. Actually, I'm pretty confident it could not.
A Dick's opened up in our town last year and I went in with their "Grand Opening" discount coupon hoping to score on something cool. After walking around the parameter of the store, spending about 15 minutes total looking around . . . I walked out without purchasing anything. Couldn't find a single, solitary thing that was worth using a discount coupon on.
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Old 05-04-2016, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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Rent alone on these huge spaces must be insane!
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Old 05-05-2016, 09:46 AM
 
Location: 10110001010110100
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Rent alone on these huge spaces must be insane!
Land is very expensive in CA plus taxation of business and other costs of doing business is simply ridiculous, hence a lot companies moving out of CA.

So, as a consumer, we are getting all the cost of doing business passed onto us. Some places can afford to lower the prices by means of daily high volume sales (lesser profit) but shops selling sports equipment....not the case.

I had the same experience as volosong, at both places.
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Old 05-05-2016, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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Land is very expensive in CA plus taxation of business and other costs of doing business is simply ridiculous, hence a lot companies moving out of CA.

So, as a consumer, we are getting all the cost of doing business passed onto us. Some places can afford to lower the prices by means of daily high volume sales (lesser profit) but shops selling sports equipment....not the case.

I had the same experience as volosong, at both places.
Yeah the retail businesses is definitely changing. With the lack of land in L.A and demand for housing, it seems likely we will see more retail space turned into housing.
There is still going to be demand for retail of course , but demand for housing seems like it would be stronger.
People need a place to live, they don't need a big box store.
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Old 05-05-2016, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles County
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Good riddance to a store with annoying advertising that I'd never step foot in.
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