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NW papers lose another big advertiser - GI Joe's closing

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by DanOregon, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    After 60 years the major sporting goods and auto parts retailer is closing after going bankrupt. They sponsored the Portland Indy Race for many years and was a pretty cool store if you needed anything related to the outdoors, sports, cars, they even sold concert tickets. They were also regular newspaper advertisers. RIP Joe. Half my trunk is filled with stuff I bought there.
  2. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Not being from the northwest, I had no idea that GI Joe's was a store. As a kid, when that race came on TV, I'd get all excited because I thought it somehow tied in with the toy line.
    I was bitterly disappointed.
  3. jps

    jps Active Member

    same company that did the circuit city closings is taking care of this one -- so don't expect many great deals, I'm afraid. but you're right, dan - consistent advertisers now gone. and it seems blockbuster is on the verge of chapter 11, as is rite aid, so more are probably on the way.
  4. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    Rite Aid? Damn. They're everywhere (which may be why they're troubled).

    GI Joe's was a staple. Sportsman's Warehouse just closed about 30 stores including some in Tennessee and Texas, I believe.
  5. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    These stores and their like are falling victim not only to the ecomony, but to the Wal Mart Effect.
    And as more and more municipalities struggle meeting the needs of the taxpayer, the refusal of Wal Mart to support their employees with any sustainable healthcare options drains resources... from the federal level down to the city level.
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