Outdoor Gear Exchange of Burlington, Vt., temporarily closed its Church Street retail store yesterday, March 17, at 5 p.m. Following is the statement from Marc Sherman and Mike Donohue, co-founders of Outdoor Gear Exchange:
While we hate to close, this is a necessary measure to support social distancing in our community. We will reopen when it is deemed safe to do so. In the meantime, we will continue operating online at gearx.com and you can shop with us virtually and safely for gear, clothing, accessories, and gift certificates you may want or need to help get through this unknown time,” said the outdoor retailer.
We will be spending the next few days assisting our employees in processing this information, preparing the shop for closure, and assessing what internal work and processes will be during the closure. We will ensure continual health coverage for our staff throughout this closure and will be working to help minimize the impact to everyone’s income. Our goal is to reopen as Vermont’s premium Outdoor Outfitter since 1995 as soon as it is safe to do so. Our online store, gearx.com, will remain open to support our customers for as long as it is safe to do so. Visit gearx.com for updates.
Throughout this time, we will work closely with our industry and community partners to ensure that we all get through this together.
We appreciate everyone’s support during this tough time and look forward to seeing everyone again soon.