Just three months after co-owner Robert (Bob) Lennon of Murph’s Sport Shop on Valley Road in Upper Montclair passed away, a sign was put up of the shop’s closing.
Murph’s Sport Shop was originally opened by Richard “Dick” Murphy of Glen Ridge in 1975, who owned the shop until his retirement in 2001. The business was sold to Bob Lennon and his brother Michael Lennon.
Murph’s offered everything the sports enthusiast could possibly want for any kind of sport — from hockey to soccer to basketball to football gear and equipment. But what made Murph’s a beloved part of Montclair was the service and kindness of the owners.
Michael Lennon tells Baristanet that April 15 will be the closing date. “Murph’s had the privilege of serving the Montclair community for over 40 years. Since the passing of Bob, we felt it was time to close. We have appreciated all of the kind words of his friends and loyal customers who have visited our shop since his death. We are proud to call Montclair our home.”