Gene Taylor’s liquidating its inventory
Sporting-goods store owner not discussing nature of sale
More than half a century after it was founded in Grand Junction and seven months after founder Gene Taylor died, the store that bore his name in Grand Junction is liquidating its inventory.
Gene Taylor’s Sporting Goods, 445 W. Gunnison Ave., is conducting the liquidation sale even as Powderhorn Ski Resort is selling passes there this weekend.
“We’re making room,” owner Tony Taylor said on Thursday, likening the sale to one of his father’s “ultimate” sales.
He said he couldn’t elaborate further on the nature of the sale.
Gene Taylor’s Sporting Goods stores also are located in Gunnison and Snowmass. A store that was located in Fruita closed a few years ago.
A posting to the Gene Taylor’s Facebook page touts a fixture sale including animal mounts, merchandise racks, lighting, pegboard, televisions and VCRs, along with traditional sporting goods such as ski and snowboard equipment, for 50 to 75 percent off.
Gene Taylor, who founded the store in 1958, catering to hunters and anglers as well as outfitting and sponsoring athletic teams, died in March. He was 79.
Competition for sporting-goods dollars grew in recent years as Sportsman’s Warehouse and Cabela’s moved into Grand Junction.