Dick’s Expands New England Presence…

Dick’s Sporting Goods hasn’t wasted any time expanding its New England presence after losing out in its bid for the Bob’s Stores real estate. The Pittsburgh-based retailer with its roots in Binghamton, New York opened its second Maine location at the Bangor Mall last week. The 69,000 square foot store includes a putting green to test new golf clubs, an archery range and a small-scale running track in the footwear department.

The Bangor store is now the largest of Dick’s single-story format stores. DKS also has a store in Portland.

In Massachusetts, Dick’s appears to be looking at a location in Saugus in the Square One Mall. The retailer is reportedly seeking to fill the slot of the sixth anchor store that was planned for, but never built at the location. Dick’s is planning to open a 70,492 square foot two-story format store at the 120-store mall that hosts both an Olympia Sports and a Champs. The store would be the chain’s sixth store in Massachusetts.

Lucky number seven would fill a space at Sherwood plaza in Natick, MA. Dick’s is currently working to gain approval to tear down the western section of the plaza and build a 68,000-square-foot store in the space once occupied by MVP/Decathlon Sports. The Dick’s legal team appeared in front of Natick's Zoning Board of Appeals last week, but the hearing was continued until September 8 after a project engineer failed to appear. The plans must be approved by both the Planning Board and the ZBA and will require a variance on the height limitations set for the area.

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Dick’s Expands New England Presence…

Dick’s Sporting Goods hasn’t wasted any time expanding its New England presence after losing out in its bid for the Bob’s Stores real estate. The 69,000 square foot single-story format store that opened at the Bangor Mall last week is the retailer’s second Maine store.

In Massachusetts, Dick’s appears to be looking at a location in Saugus in the Square One Mall. The retailer is reportedly seeking to fill the slot of the sixth anchor store that was planned for, but never built at the location. Dick’s is planning to open a 70,492 square foot two-story format store at the 120-store mall that hosts both an Olympia Sports and a Champs. The store would be the chain’s sixth store in Massachusetts.

Lucky number seven would fill a space at Sherwood plaza in Natick, MA. Dick’s is currently working to gain approval to tear down the western section of the plaza and build a 68,000-square-foot store in the space once occupied by MVP/Decathlon Sports. The Dick’s legal team appeared in front of Natick's Zoning Board of Appeals last week, but the hearing was continued until September 8 after a project engineer failed to appear.

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