Since first landing on Amarillo’s sacred ground, there have been rumors of openings that just wouldn’t go away. Cheescake Factory, Panera, Jack In The Box, In-And-Out Burger have been rumored to be coming to town with nothing ever coming of it.
So could it be that DICK’S Sporting Goods is finally coming to Amarillo?
The rumor mill is working overtime
The stories always start the same way. A person knows someone who spoke to someone in a store and they spilled the beans but they had to swear secrecy. It’s a promise they immediately break when they take to social media.
They’re probably posting in the store while staring the poor cashier in the eye.
The latest and greatest from the rumor mill is that DICK’S Sporting Goods is moving into Westgate Mall. To be honest, I find that really, really hard to believe. So I did some digging.
The north entrance to Westgate Mall in Amarillo, Texas
Michael J. Rivera, Townsquare Media
Amarillo is not mentioned on DICK’S website
First things first, let’s go to the DICK’S Sporting Goods website and see if Amarillo is on the list of locations. Right now, Amarillo is nowhere on the list; not even as “soon”.
So far we’ve had a rocky start. Next Step; send an email.
Still awaiting feedback from DICK’S Sporting Goods. I don’t think that’s a good sign.
DICK’S sporting goods from Westgate Mall are not mentioned
Remember when I mentioned I got my hands on a sales pack that included a map of what’s available for rent at Westgate Mall? No DICK’S on this map.
The map includes stores that already exist, but also stores that have been confirmed to move in. No DICK’S probably means they won’t be coming anytime soon.
Swing and a miss for strike two.
But we can always dream
Honestly, it would be great to have a DICK’S Sporting Goods nearby. For me it’s just a nostalgic thing. I spent a lot of time there with some friends who I used to play paintball with regularly. They did pretty decent deals in paintballs and air cans from time to time.
I personally would like to see it. I’m not getting my hopes up though. These rumors are just that… rumours. At least that’s how it looks now.
As for the Westgate Mall, I imagine that as long as the construction work is underway we will hear a lot of rumors about what’s going on there.
The recently opened restaurants
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The recently closed Amarillo restaurants
It’s been a difficult time for local businesses. We were sad to see these restaurants leaving… but maybe they’ll be back! Until then, take a look at the places that have recently closed.