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Bell's Sporting Goods in Lafayette closing after 73 years in business

Posted: 1:30 PM, Sep 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-04 18:19:58-04
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LAFAYETTE, La. - For years, Bell's Sporting Goods outfitted many sporting teams in Lafayette and across Acadiana.

Now the owners of Lafayette's oldest sporting goods store is calling it quits.

Second-generation owner John "David" Bell III said the store will close by the end of the year.

Internet sales has hurt the retail side of the business, but they were still supplying a number of schools in the area, according to Bell.

The store has started its closeout sale and will close its doors for good in December.

Bell's has been operating in Lafayette since 1946.