Boot Town and Western Warehouse. They are two of the best known names in western clothing in North Texas. Now, they're going the way of the Pony Express. The parent company that owns both has declared bankruptcy.
"We just came from one of the stores in North Dallas and we were surprised that they were going out of business. In fact some of the owners were in there changing the signs for discounts and different things like that," Gary Tyner said.
Jarrod Patterson feels bad for his competitors, but expects to pick up some more business.
"You're gonna probably attract so many customers that are regulars to both of the stores or just their store," Patterson said.
He says lack of demand isn't what's killing his competition, he expects big crowds at Cavender's.
"Between Thanksgiving and Christmas we won't be able to stand here this long," he said.
Customers at Cavender's told us they're not shopping Boot Town and Western Warehouse because there are no returns on liquidation deals.
"It's kind of disheartening to go to a store that you just always remember being there," said Justin Bishop, a Cavender's customer. "I was just driving by a couple of minutes ago and didn't know what to do."