Olympia Sports closes its remaining 35 stores


Olympia Sports closes its remaining 35 stores

A Maine-based sporting goods chain that once had more than 200 stores on the East Coast is closing its remaining 35 stores. The company confirmed stores would close by the end of September and clearance sales had begun at all locations. Olympia Sports was founded in 1975 by Edward Manganello, who opened his first store at the Maine Mall in South Portland. In 2013, it had 226 locations from Maine to Virginia, the Portland Press Herald reported. fleet feet based. An email to Fleet Feet on Saturday was not immediately returned.

A Maine-based sporting goods chain that once had more than 200 stores on the East Coast is closing its remaining 35 stores.

The company confirmed stores would close by the end of September and clearance sales had begun at all stores.

Olympia Sports was founded in 1975 by Edward Manganello, who opened his first store at the Maine Mall in South Portland. In 2013, there were 226 locations from Maine to Virginia, the Portland Press Herald reported.

Denver-based running and active lifestyle brand JackRabbit purchased the company in 2019.

JackRabbit, owned by a private equity firm, was sold in December to North Carolina-based Fleet Feet. An email to Fleet Feet on Saturday was not immediately returned.

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