Sport Clips Closes Thrift Store in Austin, TX. After years of being a successful thrift store in the heart of downtown Austin, Sport Clips has decided to close its doors.
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On October 31, 2017, Sport Clips closed its thrift store in Austin, Texas. The store, which was located at 6500 North Lamar Boulevard, Suite 1400, was one of the company’s many Thriftique locations.
In a statement released by Sport Clips, the company said that it had made the decision to close the store “after a review of the business.”
“We want to thank our customers and employees for their support of Thriftique,” said Sport Clips CEO Gordon Logan. “We are grateful for their contributions and we wish them all the best.”
The closure of the Austin store is just the latest in a string of closures for Sport Clips. In recent years, the company has closed several of its other Thriftique locations, including stores in Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio.
Sport Clips, Inc. is a hair salon franchise for men and boys with more than 1,700 locations across the United States. The company was founded in 1993 in Georgetown, Texas, and offers its customers a “unique experience” with a sports-themed environment.
In December 2014, Sport Clips opened its first thrift store in Austin, Texas. The store was located at 7319 Burnet Road and sold sportswear and other items donated by customers. All proceeds from the store went to Sport Clips’ Help A Hero scholarship fund, which provides financial assistance to military members and their families.
On January 31, 2017, Sport Clips announced that it would be closing its thrift store in Austin. The company did not give a specific reason for the closure, but said it was “part of [their] on-going efforts to improve [their] business.”
Reasons for Closure
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the closure of our Sport Clips Thrift Store in Austin, TX. The decision to close was not made lightly, but due to increased operating costs and a decrease in donations, we have made the difficult decision to close our doors.
We want to express our sincerest gratitude to our wonderful customers and dedicated employees who have supported the store over the years. We are so appreciative of your loyalty and we hope you will continue to support Sport Clips in our other locations.
Impact on Community
The Sport Clips thrift store in Austin, TX has closed its doors, and the local community is feeling the impact. The store was a popular destination for families in search of affordable sports equipment and apparel, and its closure has left many parents scrambling to find new sources for their gear.
While some parents are concerned about the increased cost of playing sports, others see the closure as an opportunity to support local businesses. There are a number of small, independent sporting goods stores in the area that could benefit from the influx of new customers.
Whatever the impact of the Sport Clips thrift store closure, one thing is clear: the Austin community has lost a valuable resource.
We would like to thank our customers for their support over the years. We have enjoyed serving the Austin community and we are sad to see the store go. We hope to find a new home for the store in the near future. Thank you again for your support.