As our own Damon Agnos called it, come August the Pacific Northwest's favorite outdoor apparel monger will cease to be a local company. Yesterday, San Francisco equity group Golden Gate Capital agreed to pay $286,000,000 in cash for the apparel chain, outbidding the skinflints at CCMP Capital by more than $80 million. The good news, however, is that the company plans to keep a "substantial majority" of Eddie Bauer's 370 stores open. So, no matter where you find yourself when the jones hits, there will likely be an Eddie Bauer nearby to fulfill all of your affordable outdoor flannel and fleece-related desires.
It's almost enough to make you want to dance. If only there was a man, nay, a visionary possessing of the right balance of creativity and showmanship to come up with a dance glorious enough to commemorate our dear Eddie Bauer avoiding liquidation. Oh, hello. I remember you...
Ladies and gentleman, I give you DJ Jubilee (Forward to the 1:24 mark):
A personal note: As a very young man growing up in New Orleans, the city where DJ Jubilee found fame, I would stay up until the wee hours practicing the dances featured in the above video, including the Eddie Bauer. It was not until years later, after my family had moved to Texas and I had retired my high top fade, that I realized that Eddie Bauer was also a brand of clothing.