Sporting Goods plans to close down the remaining Chick's Sporting Goods
locations in coming weeks and reopen them in May as Dick's Sporting
Goods locations. Pittsburgh-headquartered Dick's Sporting Goods
acquired Chick's, based in Covina, CA, in 2007
Going-out-of-business sales have begun at the remaining 14 Chick's locations.
Advertisements around the closures proclaim, “Chick's Sporting Goods is
Closing and Everything Must Go!” and “10-50% Off Everything in the
As reported, DSG officials on its fourth-quarter conference call said
that it planned to close two of the 14 Chick's locations. At the time,
it said it planed to convert the remaining Chick's locations during the
Chick's store in El Segundo was converted to the Dick's Sporting Goods banner and format in October 2008.
As of Jan. 31, 2009, the company operated 384 Dick's Sporting Goods
stores in 39 states, with approximately 21.4 million square feet, 89
Golf Galaxy stores in 31 states, with approximately 1.5 million square
feet, and 14 Chick's Sporting Goods stores in California, with
approximately 0.7 million square feet.