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Cleland's Gun Shop is burning...

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created by nana on Jul 05, 2010 at 05:56:59 pm     News     Comments: 21

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It's going up with a bang!

posted by hockeyfan on Jul 05, 2010 at 06:50:52 pm     #  

I do not know why but I think this is a great time to film a commercial for them "OUR DEALS ARE SO HOT WE ARE ON FIRE!"

posted by OhioKimono on Jul 05, 2010 at 07:25:14 pm     #  

I'm thinking about the scene in "The Naked Gun" (#1) where a guy drives into a store full of fireworks and it blows up...and Leslie Neilson is saying "Nothing to see here...please disperse...nothing to see here..." while the whole fireworks store is going up.

High comedy

posted by oldhometown on Jul 05, 2010 at 08:04:16 pm     #  

Why the comedy routine for a local business facing such a tragedy? Clelands has served NW Ohio well for a long time. I am disheartened and find nothing funny in the fact that we may loose a local business icon.

posted by KraZyKat on Jul 05, 2010 at 08:44:02 pm     #  

well thanks for that Debbie Downer. Life must really suck staying so damn serious all the time.

posted by hockeyfan on Jul 05, 2010 at 10:16:08 pm     #  

we're not gonna lose them, Kat, I'm totally sure they have insurance and will rebuild, they practically have this market to themselves. my hub was just musing last week about maybe going out there and learning how to use a .45. guess he'll be waiting on that.

posted by nana on Jul 05, 2010 at 10:19:06 pm     #  

Please hickeyfan - you are the most depressing poster here, ever. You hate anything good.

posted by Ryan on Jul 05, 2010 at 10:26:58 pm     #  

I hate to see this happen to anyone who is a staple in Toledo. I took my CHL class there from Chad, and I took my basic pistol class there from his mom Theresa.

To bad their customer service sucked, their prices were outrageous, and they wanted to much for lane rental because of this I haven't been in the place since 2004 or 2005. Gander mountain has gotten all of my firearms purchase money since.

posted by lfrost2125 on Jul 05, 2010 at 11:47:44 pm     #  

oh, I see what you did there ryan, you switched the o to an i. That is funny.

What are you like 17 years old?

posted by hockeyfan on Jul 06, 2010 at 12:56:44 am     #  

A landmark on the landscape for sure, hopefully they will rebuild. Wish I was at Loma Linda's and got locked in like the others.

posted by Hoops on Jul 06, 2010 at 08:17:18 am     #  

About 15 months ago I noticed the business was listed for sale with Sunbelt Business Brokers.

www.SunbeltNetwork.com

The listing on the Sunbelt website said "Owners Retiring" - been in business for over 40 years. Indoor firing range, archery range, - license to sell black powder, etc.

Cleland's website says they've been in business since 1967.

The listing didn't come out and say Clelands, but there was enough information provided in the business description, to let anyone who lived in the Toledo area, who knew anything about area gun shops, which business was up for sale.

At the time, I was thinking about starting a thread here on ToledoTalk, with a link to the listing, which included some financial information (ie ASKING PRICE....not including inventory ---- Gross Sales --- Income, etc...

But I decided not to. The people that owned the business were good people. I figured they didn't need a bunch of customers asking them questions about the potential sale of the business, when the majority of them wouldn't be serious about buying it anyway.

It looks like their SON is part-owner now.

Hopefully they will rebuild and run the business for another 30 years.

posted by WalterAnthony on Jul 06, 2010 at 03:10:58 pm     #  

What are you like 17 years old?

No!

So there.

posted by madjack on Jul 06, 2010 at 09:09:42 pm     #  

ah, I'm telling my mom.

Take that!

posted by hockeyfan on Jul 06, 2010 at 09:59:59 pm     #  

Do NOT make me turn this car around, kids!

posted by valbee on Jul 07, 2010 at 10:47:00 am     #  

He started it! You always say it's my fault and it isn't. You like him better than me.

::sniff::

posted by madjack on Jul 07, 2010 at 10:52:59 am     #  

That's it. You're grounded this weekend, mister.

posted by valbee on Jul 07, 2010 at 01:27:51 pm     #  

And there'd better be no sneaking out to look at castles at 2 a.m. either!

posted by valbee on Jul 07, 2010 at 01:28:22 pm     #  

That's it! We are NOT going to Cedar Point this summer!

posted by toledoinmd on Jul 07, 2010 at 01:49:18 pm     #  

Not going to Major Magic's either!

posted by Hoops on Jul 07, 2010 at 04:20:52 pm     #  

Well good! Because I didn't wanna go anyway! Stupid old Major Magic's. And I don't care about Cedar Point either!

Just wait'll I'm bigger than you...

posted by madjack on Jul 07, 2010 at 04:49:23 pm     #  

ummm...I am calling children services.

posted by Molsonator on Jul 07, 2010 at 04:59:36 pm     #