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43 Stores That Have Closed & You Will Never Be Able To Shop At Again

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Sport Chalet

Robert Couse Baker via Flickr

The very first Sport Chalet was opened in Southern California in 1959. Unlike many other big chain stores, Sport Chalet did not even try to expand quickly. Instead, the store focused on equipment that wasn’t offered in many other major athletic stores. Things like gear for kayakers, mountain climbers, and SCUBA divers became the store’s forte. With their highly knowledgeable employees, the store quickly became a local favorite. A second location was added in 1981, and more stores were added in the coming years. Things seemed to be humming along until financial woes brought things to a screeching halt. Sport Chalet was sold, and eventually the chain entered bankruptcy. All stores were closed by mid-2016.

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