Turner’s Outdoorsman is now open in Fresno in the former Her Bauer Sports Goods location on Blackstone Avenue.

published on August 1, 2018 - 1:01 PM
Written by Donald A. Promnitz

Turner’s Outdoorsman, a statewide sporting goods store with more than 20 locations, has opened its latest location in Fresno.

The opening of the 8,000-square-foot Fresno Store at 6264 N. Blackstone Ave. was announced a couple of weeks ago on the company’s Twitter page. The chain is based out of Rancho Cucamonga in San Bernardino County and specializes in shooting, hunting and fishing.

Turner’s Outdoorsman Fresno opened in the former location of Herb Bauer Sporting Goods, which announced in February that it would be closing after 68 years in business. It has been located at the Blackstone address since 1980.

The decision to close down came with CEO Barry Bauer’s retirement. The closure further meant the end of their winter and water sports departments. However, the bicycle shop was reopened under the ownership of the store’s former manager, Jacob Cisneros, who kept the name Herb Bauer Cycling for the sake of familiarity.

Jim Burden, the co-owner of the property, said that they are working to fill in the rest of the unoccupied space that Turner’s will not be using.

“So we have that portion and we have another approximately 15,000 square feet of additional space,” said shopping center co-owner John Brelsford, managing partner for Diversified Development Group. “We have four different tenants looking at it, so we do have quite a bit of activity on that.”

Employees of he Fresno location confirmed that a location is also planned for Tulare.

A fictitious business name listing said a Turner’s Outdoorsman would be located at 981 E. Prosperity Ave., just off of Highway 99 south of the Tulare Outlets. No opening date for that location has been set.

Founded in 1971, Turner’s Outdoorsman has 22 locations throughout the state, mostly in Southern California. In addition to a location in Monterey, the Fresno store is the retailer’s only presence in Northern California.

The retailer had plans to open a location in the Bay Area town of San Carlos, but city officials enacted a temporary moratorium on stores selling firearms after concerns from residents.

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