2017 is not looking like a great year for retail, so far…
The parent company of Bob’s and Eastern Mountain Sports, Eastern Outfitters, is looking to close many stores across New England through bankruptcy proceedings.
Upon judge’s approval, the company will close 48 of its 86 stores in the northeast.
Massachusetts Bob’s stores in Saugus, Franklin, Seekonk, Framingham, and South Attleboro are on the list, as well as New Hampshire stores in Bedford and Salem.
Massachusetts Eastern Mountain Sports stores in Lanesborough, Lynnfield, Northborough and Boston are expected to close. New Hampshire stores in Salqem and Nashua are expected to close, as well as Portland, Maine.