Seven Michigan Stores to Close as Retailer Makes Tough Decision:

Ash Jurberg

Outdoor Speciality Retailer to Shutter Seven Michigan Stores Amid Restructuring

Disappointing news fans of outdoor specialty retailer Moosejaw with the announcement that all seven of its Michigan stores are due to close.

The retailer was acquired by Dick's Sporting Goods in March, and they have stated they will be closing eleven of the fourteen Moosejaw stores - including all seven in Michigan, in February.

In addition to the store closures, Dick's will close Moosejaw’s headquarters in Michigan.

"After a careful review of our outdoor specialty business, we have decided to form one team that will support the operations of Public Lands and Moosejaw...This move supports our business optimization efforts and will allow us to operate more efficiently, quickly leverage best practices across our outdoor business and drive our long-term success. We look forward to continuing to provide outdoor enthusiasts great gear and service on, and at Moosejaw and Public Lands retail locations" Sarah Cassella, a spokesperson for Dick’s

Employees were shocked and disappointed by the news when they found out a virtual company meeting. It was reported that 39 staff were laid off.

Dick’s did Moosejaw very dirty. They killed a Michigan brand."

Michigan stores closing

The seven stores below will be closed by February 2024.

  • 327 S Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
  • 284 West Maple Rd, Birmingham, MI 48009
  • 34288 Woodward Ave, Birmingham, MI 48009
  • 1275 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226
  • 555 E Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823
  • 410 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • 17037 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe, MI 48230

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Are you disappointed to see these stores close? Are you upset to see the demise of a local Michigan brand? Are you concerned about the number of retail stores closing across the United States?

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