The Times Square location of family-owned sporting goods chain Modell's. Levine-Roberts/Sipa USA NEW YORK — Modell’s Sporting Goods, the century-old family-owned sporting goods chain, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and will be closing its remaining 115 stores.Where was the first Modell's sporting goods store?
Founded in 1889 by Morris A. Modell, the first Modell’s store was located on Cortlandt Street in lower Manhattan, according to the company website. The chain, which is being run by the fourth generation of the Modell family, developed the business into a chain of over 150 stores throughout the Northeast.Who is the CEO of Modell sporting goods?
“Today, I had the worst day of my life,” said Mitchell Modell, the company’s president and chief executive. Credit... While the names on the back of the jerseys have changed over the decades, from Strawberry to Syndergaard, the retail chain that sold them has been a fixture for more than a century: Modell’s Sporting Goods.How is Art Modell related to the Ravens?
Mr. Modell says people often ask him if he is related to Art Modell, the National Football League owner who moved the Cleveland Browns to Baltimore, where it became the Ravens, making him a villain in the state of Ohio. He was indeed a second cousin.