Canfield's closing its doors at the end of January


OMAHA, Neb (FOX 42 KPTM)-- Omaha's own sporting goods store is shutting its doors at the end of January.

Canfield's store owner Scott Marble announced the store's closure Wednesday morning in a release.

He blames "uncertain economic times, unusually warm winters, the ever-expanding competition of the online marketplace and decline of the big box store".

Canfield's plans to hold a Going Out of Business sale starting Friday, December 8th.

Marble says people can expect to see prices 20% to 50% off on its entire stock of clothing, outerwear, footwear, camping supplies, kayaks, bicycles, travel accessories and sporting goods.

The store first opened its doors in 1946. It was founded by war veteran LeRoy Canfield. Marble says Leroy's son, Richard Canfield, took over the store in 1976.

Canfield retired in 2014 and handed the store over to Marble who had worked at the store for 10 years.

"I was blessed to be an employee for 10 of those 71 years, and my association for the last 4 years as owner has been a wonderful and fulfilling experience. While I have had an entire career in the outdoor industry that culminated with my ownership of this amazing legacy, it's time to see what lies beyond," said Marble in a release.

The doors will close for good at the end of January 2018.

" It's been our great joy to have served our local community for so many years," said Marble, "along with our wonderfully talented and loyal staff, we thank you for your friendship and support and look forward to helping you find the perfect outfit and gear in this final sale."

Canfield's is located at 8457 W. Center Road in Omaha.

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