Sporting goods retailer pulls trigger on gun variety acquire


Winding Brook Indoor Shooting Variety sits suitable across Lake Ridge Parkway from Bass Pro Shops Outside Planet. (Photographs by Mike Platania)

A longtime Hanover retailer is now the third and most current owner of a gun variety that opened in the county much less than 3 years ago.

Green Major Sporting Goods has purchased Winding Brook Indoor Shooting Variety at 11547 Lake Ridge Parkway. The gun variety is positioned about two miles north of the hunting, fishing and outdoors shop at 10150 Lake Ridge Parkway.

The seller is Winding Brook Variety LLC, a group that incorporates nearby businessman Robert Alvarez, who reopened the variety as Winding Brook Indoor Shooting Variety even though a lawsuit connected to the home played out.

The variety will go beneath the Green Major brand in November. (Courtesy Green Major Sporting Goods)

Northern Virginia-primarily based Blue Ridge Arsenal opened the $five million variety in November 2016 as a second place. It closed months later, and Alvarez sued Blue Ridge Arsenal, claiming it owed more than $150,000 in unpaid rent and other costs.

In September 2017, a judge ruled in Hanover Basic District Court that Blue Ridge Arsenal owed Alvarez and his group more than $770,000.

Green Major CEO Blaine Altaffer mentioned the landlord group approached him about acquiring the variety about a year ago.

“The landlord came to us feeling that we have been properly-positioned and had the knowledge,” Altaffer mentioned.

The deal closed final week. Terms have been not disclosed.

Green Major has been open at several areas in the area considering the fact that 1947.

Green Major will take more than operations on Oct. four. Altaffer mentioned practically nothing will alter for existing members of the variety. Green Major is acquiring only the organization and has a extended-term lease on the 24,000-square-foot constructing.

Altaffer mentioned acquiring the variety is a way Green Major – in organization considering the fact that the late 1940s – can continue to adapt as a retailer.

“We feel skilled-primarily based retailing is the differentiator for Green Major. It is employing the gear, placing gear into people’s hands and letting them attempt it. It is the purpose why we place a kayak pond in our parking lot so men and women can attempt it just before they purchase it,” Altaffer mentioned. “It’s one thing the on line neighborhood cannot do and we feel that significant-box retailers struggle with.”


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