Kansas City, MO

Kansas City Store on the Chopping Block: Retail Chain's Eleven Closures

Ash Jurberg

Retail Giant's Streamlining Efforts: Eleven Store Closures, Kansas City Included

Disappointing news fans of outdoor specialty retailer Moosejaw with the announcement that eleven stores across the United States are due to close.

Dick's Sporting Goods acquired the retailer in March, and they have stated they will be closing eleven of the fourteen Moosejaw stores - including one in Kansas City, Missouri 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 moosejaw.com, publiclands.com and at Moosejaw and Public Lands retail locations" Sarah Cassella, a spokesperson for Dick’s

The news shocked and disappointed employees when they found out at a virtual company meeting. It was reported that 39 staff were laid off.

Kansas City store closing

The Moosejaw store in Kansas City will be closed by February 2024. The store receives many positive reviews online, with an average 4.4-star rating on Google.

The most recent reviews state:

"I would drive to KC just to visit this store."
"Great store for outdoor gear! My 2nd choice for any climbing gear."
"Great toy store. If you're into the outdoors, they have a pretty good selection of climbing, camping, and assorted outdoor gear. Friendly and helpful staff and a fun, quirky personality. They are a tad expensive, as such places tend to be, but also offer discounts for some local groups, which makes it a little more reasonable. They have a little bit of everything and all of the basics to get you started with climbing. The new location at RoKC down south is pretty nice, too."

The store is located at 439 W 47th St, Kansas City, MO 64112.

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