Feb. 17, 2017 – West Bend, WI – MC Sports in West Bend is closing. Staff received word this week. The store on Paradise Drive has been open since November 1999.
The corporate store in Michigan sent out a press release citing a number of issues including bankruptcy, which was filed Feb. 14, 2017.
The store is beginning liquidation sales. There is currently 10% off store merchandise.
According to a company statement it was “unable to reach an agreement on a viable out of court proposal” to restructure its balance sheet and operating performance.
Court filings show MC Sports has millions in trade debt and millions owed to companies like Under Armour and Nike with thousands owed to Adidas Group, Columbia Sportswear and Wilson Team Sports, and others.
A company statement said MC Sports operates 68 stores in seven states.
Other stories in West Bend/ Washington County that are also closing…
MC Sports in West Bend is not the only store closing.
-In December 2016, http://www.washingtoncountyinsider.com was first to report about Pier 1 Imports on Paradise Drive closing. That store is located across the parking lot from MC Sports. Pier 1 will close at the end of February 2017.
-This week http://www.washingtoncountyinsider.com broke the story about Century Farmhouse Soaps closing. “It was an exceedingly tough decision,” according to owner Ann Marie Craig. Read more by clicking HERE.
-In January 2017, http://www.washingtoncountyinsider.com reported Ooh La La… accessories in West Bend was closing. Click HERE to read more.
-And earlier this month http://www.washingtoncountyinsider.com was the only media to report Toucan Custard was for sale. The family-owned restaurant is staying open for business but working to sell the shop and the building. Click HERE to read more.
On a positive note – there’s quite a bit of traffic looking at the former Long Branch Saloon in Barton, a new business is opening in the former Benders on Paradise Drive and there is someone moving into Ann Marie’s building on the corner of Fifth Avenue and Main Street in West Bend.
Stay tuned to http://www.washingtoncountyinsider.com for first-run stories, balanced coverage, from a reporter who has lived in the community 30+ years.