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    Default French Creek Outfitters

    Has anyone heard that French Creek Outfitters may be closing? A friend of mine shoots there a couple of times a week and chats with he workers there. From what he told me (i haven't been there in years) they started downsizing their merchandise and were focusing on hunting guns only. Now he is telling me that the owner is trying to sell but the deal went through and they will decide whether or not to stay open after the holiday season.
    Your web muscles do not frighten me.

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    Default Re: French Creek Outfitters

    I haven't been there in a few years and I found their pricing to be high when I was there. Has the same guy owned it since it opened? If so I'd expect that he is getting old.
    I know where Hunter's been.

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    Default Re: French Creek Outfitters

    Hope not. I use the range and buy odds and ends and they're only 10 minutes away. Gun prices are high but most other stuff is on par with Cabellas etc. TSS in Avondale is a hike just to use the range. Was thinking about getting the yearly range pass for $125 for seniors but now???

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    Default Re: French Creek Outfitters

    Damn i hope not.
    Closest indoor range.

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    Default Re: French Creek Outfitters

    I guess we will just wait and see what the beginning of next year brings us. I sure wouldn't spend any money on a membership there though.

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    Default Re: French Creek Outfitters

    Hopefully if they do sell, someone keeps the theme and not turn it into Michaels or a Five Below.

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    Default Re: French Creek Outfitters

    Is that place ever busy? The times when I was there (which has been years) there was just modest activity in the place. It's a fairly large store, which was formerly a SuperFresh grocery store and I can't imagine what the rent is on it, let alone the utilities. Then toss in workers' wages and affiliated costs. How much merchandise would they have to sell to break even? Then pay a boatload of money for the business on top of it all? I don't see how someone could buy the business and make a go of it. Now if the place was crowded like Tanner's is, that might be another story.
    I know where Hunter's been.

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    Default Re: French Creek Outfitters

    They seem to do pretty good business with the range. The sales have probably fallen since their prices went up years ago. I know I stopped buying guns from there. The range always seems to be busy though.

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    Default Re: French Creek Outfitters

    Quote Originally Posted by Walleye Hunter View Post
    Is that place ever busy? The times when I was there (which has been years) there was just modest activity in the place. It's a fairly large store, which was formerly a SuperFresh grocery store and I can't imagine what the rent is on it, let alone the utilities. Then toss in workers' wages and affiliated costs. How much merchandise would they have to sell to break even? Then pay a boatload of money for the business on top of it all? I don't see how someone could buy the business and make a go of it. Now if the place was crowded like Tanner's is, that might be another story.
    Oooohhh

    Tanners too(2) with indoor range.....

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    Default Re: French Creek Outfitters

    I hope they go out of business!

    They jerked me around several years ago. Their prices were high and the staff was made up of mostly arrogant jerkoffs.

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