Backwoods Outdoors loses inventory amid loan woes
LEE CO., GA (WALB) - Outdoor recreation shop Backwoods Outdoors will lose the majority of its in-store merchandise, as the small business works to balance finances.
The store's owner, Jackie Sizemore, said they recently fell behind on loan payments, after moving to the store's current location.
Representatives from Ameris Bank arrived with moving trucks early Monday morning to collect merchandise paid for with the loan money.
The bank collected 70 percent of the store's merchandise because of the missed payments.
Meanwhile, Sizemore said he was working to make good on the store's finances and work with another bank.
"It's gonna take us a little while to regroup and get things back to going, but what else are we going to do," Sizemore said. "It's been tough for the last four years and ain't nobody making it easier so you just gotta dig in and do what you gotta do."
He said, however, the store will remain open to customers, and that any merchandise that was being repaired or serviced was not affected.
Backwoods Outdoors is located at 1461 U.S. 19 in Lee County.
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