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“Going Out Of Business” and other signs are displayed at a Sport Chalet store in downtown Los Angeles is seen Saturday, April 16, 2016. The Southern California-based chain says it has begun closing all its stores and has stopped selling merchandise online. Founded in 1959, the sporting goods company has about 50 locations in California, Arizona, Nevada and Utah. The company offered no explanation for the closure.

SOURCE: AP Photo/Reed Saxon

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Dozens of Bob’s Stores and Eastern Mountain Sports locations across New England and the Northeast will likely close in the coming months if a judge agrees with a bankruptcy filing by parent company Eastern Outfitters.

The company is seeking to close 48 Bob’s and EMS stores in eleven states from Massachusetts to Maine to Maryland.