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Only one Sports Authority store will close in Minnesota


Sports Authority has released its list of the 140 stores it will close after filing for bankruptcy protection – and only one of them is in Minnesota.

The Colorado-based sporting goods retailer will close down its store at Broadway Commons in Rochester, according to Consumerist, but its eight stores in the Twin Cities are not affected.

The company filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection earlier this week and confirmed it would be shutting down almost a third of its 460-plus stores nationwide.

According to USA Today, stores on the closure list will begin liquidation sales within days, with Sports Authority saying all 140 will either be shut down or sold within the next three months.

The company opened its newest store in Minnesota this past October, taking up residence on Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis.

It has other stores in Roseville, Coon Rapids, Richfield, Oakdale, Eden Prairie, Maple Grove, and Burnsville. It closed its Minnetonka location earlier this year.

Customers will still be able to make returns and exchanges, and use their gift cards at closing stores, and warranties will be honored, ABC 6 reports.

No exact date for the closure of the Rochester store has been set.

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