Bob's Stores, a longtime staple in discount retail, is closing its doors for good after facing insurmountable financial challenges. The decision to liquidate all stores follows the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing by its parent company, marking the end of an era for this beloved brand. Established in 1954 by Bob Lapidus as "Bob's Surplus" in Middletown, Connecticut, the chain expanded steadily, serving communities across Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and beyond.


The closure impacts numerous locations across these states, including:



- Ansonia: 409 Main St

- Hamden: 2300 Dixwell Ave

- Manchester: 179 Pavilions Dr

- Middletown: 416 East Main St

- Milford: 195 Cherry St

- Newington: 172 Kitts Lane

- Simsbury: 504 Bushy Hill Rd

- Southington: 835 Queen St

- Waterbury: 910 Wolcott St

- Waterford: 167 Parkway N



- Attleboro: 287 Washington St

- Fitchburg: 146 Whalon St

- Holyoke: 50 Holyoke St

- Middleton: 230 Main St

- Randolph: 59 Mazzeo Dr

- Westboro: 168 Milk St


**New York:**

- Centereach: 191 Centereach Mall

- West Islip: 135-187 Sunrise Hwy


Known for offering a wide selection of affordable clothing and footwear, Bob's Stores cultivated a loyal customer base over nearly 70 years. The chain's impact extended beyond commerce, becoming woven into the fabric of local communities where it provided essential shopping options and employment opportunities.

The ongoing liquidation sale, which began on June 28, 2024, offers customers significant discounts ranging from 30% to 70% off regular prices. This sale includes not only merchandise but also fixtures, furniture, and equipment from store locations. Despite the sadness of closure, the sale provides a final opportunity for shoppers to reminisce and benefit from the brand's long-standing commitment to value.


Reflecting on its legacy, Bob's Stores expressed gratitude to customers, employees, suppliers, and vendors for their support throughout the years. The company will honor gift cards and merchandise credits until the close of business on July 14, 2024, with all sales during the liquidation event considered final.





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