Sportsman’s Warehouse — a Bass Pro-type outdoors sporting store — has shuttered its doors in Victorville due to a battered economy, laying off 85 employees.
The company has about 70 stores nationwide but has been closing other stores over the past year.
The Victorville location had opened in June and closed on Oct. 15.
“All they saw was slow sales getting slower,” said former employee, Mike Pacer, who was a sales clerk in the hunting department. “There was too much overhead. It was too expensive.”