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Sports Authority to Shut Cerritos Store

Sports authority will shut 19 stores in California, including its Cerritos store, beginning Friday as part of its bankruptcy proceedings.

The store closing sales are expected to last weeks said sports authority spokesman Steven Goldberg. In an emailed statement he said, “it’s fair to say there are expected to be significant markdowns.”

Three stores are closing in Los Angeles, one in Canoga Park, and the store in Cerritos.

Outside of the county stores will close in Bakersfield, Camarillo, El Cajon Escondido, La Mesa, Reading, Riverside, San Luis Obispo, Santa Ana, Stockton, Thousand Oaks, Ventura and Walnut Creek.



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