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• The Los Angeles Times reports that Sport Chalet, the 50-unit sporting goods store with locations in California, Arizona and Nevada, and which has been in business since 1959, is closing all its stores and has stopped selling product on its website.

The story notes that "the chain has faced growing competition from online retailers, discounters and the likes of Target Corp., whose stores carry the kind of workout merchandise and sports equipment that might interest the casual enthusiast."
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