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Hudson Valley Hikers Sad Over Latest Store Closing

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bhunter/Townsquare Hudson Valley

News of yet another Hudson Valley store closing due to bankruptcy consolidation has happened. EMS (Eastern Mountain Sports) located on Route 9 in Poughkeepsie is one of the 27 stores that will be closing on the east coast (one of 7 in New York).

The reason they are closing this store? The parent company of EMS, Eastern Outfitters LLC, is attempting to restructure some of its debt due to filing for bankruptcy. According to court documents sited in the case,  the company known as Sports Direct, the largest sporting goods retailer in the UK, is injecting some cash into the deal to help EMS, keep some of the remaining 26 EMS stores afloat.

The store closing signs went up in the Poughkeepsie store on April 14, 2017. I spoke with store employees who said that they are not sure of the exact date of this particular location closing, but they were lead to believe that it would be a process of nine to ten weeks. The current offerings on in-stock items is a reduction of 10-30% depending on the category, i.e. shoes are an additional 10 percent off, but winter or cold weather clothing is an additional 30 percent off, this according to the signs posted in the store.

Please note that at this time, according to an employee working in the Poughkeepsie store, the Danbury store will remain open. Here is a list of all of the EMS stores that are closing:

  • Buckland Hills, CT
  • Fairfield, CT
  • Wilmington, DE
  • Berkshire, MA
  • Boston, MA
  • Lynnfield, MA
  • Northborough, MA
  • Annapolis, MD
  • Portland, ME
  • Nashua, NH
  • Salem, NH
  • Eatontown, NJ
  • Amherst, NY
  • Carle Place (Plaza 200), NY
  • Fayetteville, NY
  • Niskayuna, NY
  • Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Scarsdale, NY
  • Syracuse, NY
  • Collegeville, PA
  • Exton, PA
  • Haverford, PA
  • Lancaster, PA
  • Middletown, RI
  • Burlington, VT
  • Manchester, VT
  • Rutland, VT

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