Dick’s Sporting Items opening West City Mall interactive health club and retailer

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Scenes from the West Town Mall on May 1 as restrictions on retailers were lifted in Phase 1 of the city and county reopening plan.

Knoxville News Sentinel

Athletes and fitness enthusiasts will get a new hands-on shopping experience when Dick’s Sporting Goods opens in the West Town Mall in May.

It is the second Dick’s Store opening under the new Dick’s House of Sport brand. This hybrid store offers interactive areas for testing equipment and regular in-store fitness activities and sporting goods.

At Dick’s House of Sport, customers can climb a 40-foot rock-climbing wall or practice a spiral on the 24,000-square-foot turf field outdoors.

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“Not only do we have the best equipment you need to do your very best, we’ve created an interactive space where you can find inspiration and practice your skills,” says the Dick’s House of Sport website .

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The old Sears building on West Town Mall is the location of a new Dick’s Sporting Goods. There will be a new business concept for Dick’s, only the second in the nation, that will focus on experimental hands-on shopping with a climbing wall and wellness stations. (Photo: Caitie McMekin / News Sentinel)

The first Dick’s House of Sport opened in Rochester, New York, in March. The two stores will test new concepts and ideas for more than 700 other Dick retail stores across the country.

The store will also include a running track, baseball and softball batting cage with HitTrax technology, golf driving bays with TrackMan simulators, putting green, indoor turf soccer cage, and a service area for breaking in baseball gloves, stringing lacrosse sticks, and running Repairing bicycles include.

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According to a press release from the company, customers can attend field days, yoga classes, camps, birthday parties, and clinics.

Dick’s hires a range of sport-specific experts and fitness enthusiasts, from golf pros to climbing experts. The Knoxville company is hiring 40 full-time, 180 part-time and 20 temporary team members “who are passionate about exercise, fitness, wellness, customer service and community,” the press release said.

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With shoppers moving to outdoor and home exercise during the pandemic, Dick’s has exceeded sales expectations. It required $ 3.13 billion for the quarter ended January 30th.

“At a time when so many consumers have moved to online shopping, providing a unique store experience could really turn into Dick’s advantage,” said The Motley Fool, financial news and analytics partner, USA TODAY Network.

Dick’s Sporting Goods was founded in 1948 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh.

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The old Sears building on West Town Mall is the location of a new Dick’s Sporting Goods. There will be a new business concept for Dick’s, only the second in the nation, that will focus on experimental hands-on shopping with a climbing wall and wellness stations. (Photo: Caitie McMekin / News Sentinel)

The store will be built where the Sears building once stood. West Town Mall began demolishing this building in early 2020.

The mall is preparing for several new tenants in 2021. Tesla opens a service center in the former Sears Auto Center building. Gatlinburg-based Tex Mex Restaurant Loco Burro, a Gatlinburg-based restaurant, is opening a rooftop restaurant and bar next to the Cheesecake Factory.

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