MANCHESTER, CT – The move of Manchester Dick’s Sporting Goods to the Burr Corners Shopping Center became official this week.
Buyers were already coming and going on Thursday, the middle day of a three-day preview opening. Big opening events are scheduled for the weekend.
Dick’s had been in the shoppes of Buckland Hills Mall for years. But last spring, the sporting goods giant announced it was leaving the mall for the Plaza at Burr Corners to fill the vacancies left by Pilgrim Furniture and Planet Fitness. The mall is located at 194 Buckland Hills Drive and the plaza at 1131 Tolland Turnpike are a mile and a half apart.
Edward Silvera, director at Surrey Equities and partner in The Plaza at Burr Corners, said Dick’s reached out to him in early 2021.
Here is a little insight into the shop:
The lacrosse stick section in the new Dick’s in Manchester. (Chris Dehnel / Patch) ____The interior of the new Dick’s in Manchester. (Chris Dehnel / Patch) ____The golf area in the new Dick’s. (Chris Dehnel / Patch)
A third preview day is planned in Manchester on Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The weekend opening times are on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Click here for a voucher and more information about the Manchester Store.
The second opening for Dick’s this week in Hartford County was on the Farmington-West Hartford route.
The new location in the Westfarms retail district in Farmington and West Hartford is 1603 Southeast Road. This is the old job posting from Bed, Bath & Beyond.
A Dick spokeswoman said the store had moved from its previous location to expand and modernize its retail space.
A third preview day is open on Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The weekend opening times are on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Click here for a voucher and further information about the Westfarms Store.
The Dick’s Sporting Goods chain was founded in 1948. She specializes in sports equipment, clothing, shoes and accessories. As of May 1, the company operated 730 Dick’s locations in the United States. Dick’s also offers in-store services and unique special “shop-in-shops”.