Dick’s Sporting Goods getting new East Texas location

Dick's Sporting Goods

A new Dick’s Sporting Goods will open at Broadway Square Mall in Tyler in the first quarter of 2020. The announcement was made by Simon, a global leader in premier shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use destinations.

The first-in-market store will be 45,000 square feet and located on the footprint of the former Sears store, which is currently in the demolition process.

Dick’s Sporting Goods, is the largest U.S.-based full-line omni-channel sporting goods retailer. You can visit the Dick’s Sporting Goods website to browse through their departments and merchandise.

“We are thrilled to welcome Dick’s Sporting Goods to Broadway Square and to the Tyler community,” said Candace Foster, Broadway Square’s Director of Marketing. “They will be a wonderful addition to our offerings and very popular with our customers.”

History of Dick’s Sporting Goods:

DICK’S Sporting Goods was founded in 1948 when an 18 year-old Dick Stack was working at an Army surplus store in Binghamton, New York. An avid fisherman, Dick was approached by the store owner to come up with a list of products needed to get into the fishing tackle business. After Dick presented his suggestions, the owner told him he was a dumb kid and had no idea what he was doing. Dick was upset and promptly quit. He went to his grandmother’s house where he spent a lot of time as a kid and told her what had happened.

Dick’s grandmother asked how much it would cost to build the store himself. Dick said it would cost $300. His grandmother then went to the cookie jar where she kept her life savings and gave him $300 and told him “do it yourself.” Dick used that money and his relentless work-ethic to open a bait-and-tackle shop in Binghamton. By the late 1970’s, he expanded his product line to include much of what you’ll find at DICK’S Sporting Goods today.

This announcement follows the opening earlier this year of “Play at Broadway Square,” an approximately 1,000 square-foot play area that has an open floor plan, creating an interactive environment for both children and parents alike.

Right now, the only Dick’s Sporting Goods location in East Texas is in Longview inside the Longview Mall on McCann Road.

The new Dick’s Sporting Goods in Tyler will be located at 4701 South Broadway Avenue.

To find other Dick’s Sporting Goods locations click here.

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