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Bob's, EMS Stores To Close In Fairfield County As Part Of Bankruptcy

Bob's Stores in Fairfield and Danbury would close under a bankruptcy plan, along with the EMS in Fairfield.
Bob's Stores in Fairfield and Danbury would close under a bankruptcy plan, along with the EMS in Fairfield. Photo Credit: Contributed

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Bob’s Stores in Danbury and Fairfield as well as an Eastern Mountain Sports store in Fairfield are facing closure as part of the bankruptcy proceedings of parent company Eastern Outfitters.

In all, nine Bob's locations in Connecticut would close — the original store in Middletown along with Danbury, Enfield, Fairfield, Hamden, Manchester, Milford, Simsbury and Waterford — if the plan is approved by bankruptcy judge.

Meriden-based Eastern Outfitters would also close Eastern Mountain Sports stores in Fairfield and Buckland Hills mall in Manchester.

The company is looking to close 48 total stores between the two brands in the Northeast after filing for bankruptcy Feb. 5.

A bankruptcy judge in Delaware must approve the plan to close stores.

The Bob's Store in Norwalk would remain open as would the EMS store across from the Danbury Fair Mall. An EMS store in Stamford closed last year.

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