After more than 40 years in business, the Bob’s in Enfield is closing and their loyal shoppers aren’t happy about it.
Signs were posted outside the entrance announcing the store’s closing sales. Bob’s Stores is a retail chain that sells everything from shoes and workwear to sports gear.
Steve Santy of East Granby, CT said, “Everybody used to go to Bob’s for shoes, my father here would take me. Now people are going to Foot Locker, Target, and online. I think online is driving some of that stuff out too.”
Bob’s stores will close its Enfield location this spring, but it’s not because they haven’t been doing well. They said its just because they don’t fit into the future plans of the shopping plaza.
Bob’s Stores Head of Retail Operations Kevin Campbell told 22News their lease with Paramount Realty Services will end May 28 and they will have to close sometime before then.
Paramount Realty Services declined to speak with 22News Wednesday, but their website said they plan to redevelop Bob’s store space into a Homesense and ULTA.
After the Enfield location closes, Campell said they are planning to open another Bob’s near the Mass Pike, possibly in West Springfield. He said its too early to say when it might open.