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EMS parent company bankrupt

  • Eastern Outfitters, the parent company for Eastern Mountain Sports, which has a branch in Peterborough, has filed for bankruptcy. Staff photo by Ashley Saari



Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

While more than half of Eastern Mountain Sports locations across New England may be closing in the future, Peterborough’s location isn’t currently on the chopping block, according to court filings.

Eastern Outfitters, the parent company for Eastern Mountain Sports, as well as Bob’s Stores, is seeking to close 48 of its stores across the region – 27 of 51 EMS stores and 21 of 35 Bob’s Store’s locations. The company, in the midst of bankruptcy filings, received approval from Judge Laurie Selber Silverstein to move ahead with the closures, which are part of a plan to sell the company to Sports Direct International for $101 million.

While Salem and Nashua locations in New Hampshire are part of the plan, the Peterborough location is not at the current time, according to Eastern Outfitters bankruptcy filings. Representatives both of the local EMS store, and their corporate offices, declined to comment on the future of the Peterborough location when contacted Monday.