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Lacrosse retailer LAX World shutters stores and leaves Cockeysville headquarters

Lacrosse retailer LAX World shutters stores and leaves Cockeysville headquarters

Lacrosse retailer LAX World has closed all 16 of its stores, including the original Towson location, and shut down its corporate headquarters in Cockeysville.

The chain, started in 1988 as the nation’s first store dedicated to the growing sport, had been expanding since being sold four years ago by founder Jim Darcangelo to a LAX World executive and two former Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. executives.

Besides Towson, it operated stores in Annapolis, Timonium, Ellicott City and Bel Air, and in Virginia, New York, Georgia, Colorado and Washington state.

As of Thursday, all stores were closed, but the website appeared to be taking new orders.

CEO Frank Barbarino and the...