Grand-opening events draw large crowds to mall
- By FRED PACE
- Sep 4, 2017
HUNTINGTON – The Huntington Mall in Barboursville is now home to one of only 18 DICK’S Sporting Goods and Field & Stream combination locations in the United States.
“We are so excited about the newly remodeled DICK’S Sporting Goods and new Field & Stream store, which are now 100,000 square feet,” said Hollie Hayden, community market manager for DICK’S Sporting Goods. “We decided to do this combo-store location here in the Huntington area, which now has the very first Field & Stream store in West Virginia, because this area has so many sports fans and outdoor enthusiasts it makes a perfect location. They get the best of both worlds in one location.”
Chris Edwards, 32, of Hurricane, West Virginia, was one of hundreds to attend the grand-opening events that began Friday and concluded Sunday.
“I love hunting and fishing, but our region didn’t offer many options,” he said. “I know this new Field & Stream store is going to be a big hit, and the new remodel of DICK’S is amazing as well. I will be coming here often.”
DICK’S Sporting Goods is the largest U.S.-based, full-line omni-channel sporting goods retailer, Hayden said.
The company will be opening eight new DICK’S Sporting Goods stores and two new Field & Stream stores in the first half of September.
DICK’S will now have 711 DICK’S Sporting Goods locations and 34 Field & Stream locations across the country, according to information released by the company.
“The new DICK’S and Field & Stream locations will also bring approximately 875 total jobs to nine communities through the hiring of full-time, part-time and temporary associates for these stores,” said Lauren Hobart, president of DICK’S Sporting Goods. “Connecting with our customers and being part of the communities where they live, work and play is extremely important to us. We’re excited for the opening of 10 new stores across six states and look forward to expanding our exclusive offering of products and in-store services to communities that have a rich history of great sports and outdoor traditions.”
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