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Gart Capital Buys Retailer Swoozie’s

Gart Capital Partners (GCP), a private equity investment partnership located in Denver, Colorado that invests in closely-held and family-owned retail and consumer businesses, announced today the purchase of the remaining assets of Swoozie’s, Inc., an Atlanta-based specialty retailer. Price of the acquisition was not disclosed. The upscale chain of stores co-founded by Kelly Plank-Dworkin specializes […]

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Gart Capital buys specialty retailer Swoozie’s at bankruptcy auction

By Drew FitzGerald The Denver Post Posted: 06/12/2010 01:00:00 AM MDT Denver-based Gart Capital Partners expanded its retail portfolio by acquiring a specialty gift and stationery seller out of bankruptcy, the company said Friday. Atlanta-based Swoozie’s Inc. filed for Chapter 11 protection in March after sales plunged during the recession. The chain had suffered from overexpansion […]

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Gart Capital buys bankrupt Swoozie’s chain, plans to re-open some stores

Atlanta Business Chronicle – by: Mark Harden Gart Capital Partners of Denver said Friday it has purchased the remaining assets of Swoozie’s Inc., an Atlanta-based specialty retailer that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in early March, and plans to re-open some of its shuttered stores. Swoozie’s — which specializes in unique gifts, stationery, invitations, greeting […]

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Bicycle Retailer and Industry News

BY JASON NORMAN DENVER, CO Ken Garts formula for turning around Colorado’s Bicycle Village stores nine years ago was simple. “Same-day bike tunes,” Gart said. “Just like same-day ski mount, ski tune.” What Gart did was awaken the “sleepy little bike shop. We started with nothing. We made it visually exciting.” Thanks to Gart, Bicycle […]

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Vail buys out Garts $31 million deal puts an end to family’s 82-year run in retail

By Steve Raabe The Denver Post Denver’s first family of sporting goods, the Garts, is exiting the retail business after an 82-year run.     Vail Resorts Inc. said Thursday that it is buying out the Garts’ share of Specialty Sports Venture, owner of Colorado Ski & Golf, Bicycle Village and dozens of equipment and rental shops in mountain resorts.   […]

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