Trader Jan’s Archery Pro-Shop needs to relocate!
After 31 years at 288 Plymouth Ave Fall River, MA, our building is being sold and turned into a storage facility. We are saddened to leave, but super excited to be able to offer the same customer service at our new location!
Trader Jan’s Archery Pro-Shop became the family run business it is today when myself, my Mom and my Dad started shooting Archery back in the mid 1980’s. Around our area, there were only a couple of Archery shops to go to. After a few years of going to the last remaining shop in the area, my folks were becoming more and more frustrated with the shop availability at that time. Our family decided to venture out and open a family friendly Archery shop, a shop where everyone is welcome from the youngest Archer to the most experienced Archer.
My parents’ ran the business up until 1996, when I took the business over. I have taken the business and expanded it to include an expanded custom bowstrings division (Wicked Twisted Bowstrings). The past couple years have been difficult to keep our small family owned and operated business going.
The overhead increased dramatically these past couple years. When you factor in the Pandemic and not being able to get any help from any of the COVID relief programs that were offered to help businesses stay afloat I am on the brink of possibly having to close our family business. With the news that we must move to a new location after being here 31 years the expenses just keep adding up.
We have found multiple possibilities for a new location not far from our current store, but to renovate and move in will require an investment of $100,000 to $200,000, moving and renovating isn’t cheap!
With that being said, we are reaching out to the Archery community and the Outdoor industry for support with our GoFundMe campaign.
Some of you may wonder why after so many years in business, we do not have the resources to handle this move on our own. The fact is that the financial stability of this store was always operating at a small margin, in order to keep product cost low. Once 2020 hit with the COVID epidemic, we were forced to close for a period which depleted any extra working capital our small family business was able to save.
With your help and that of our other many friends and supporters, we hope this will be possible. If you would like to help us make this happen, please consider donating.
No donation is too small (or too big!) and if you prefer to remain anonymous, that's fine, though we would love to be able to thank all those who support us during our transition. We look forward to many, many more years serving the archery community and outdoor industry.
Thank you for your consideration and your support!