Since Dick’s Sporting Goods closed its location in the Cranberry Square complex off Route 19 in October and moved to a new, two-story building in the Cranberry Crossroads shopping center on Route 228, there have been numerous rumors regarding what would—and should—occupy the former space, including a L.A. Fitness.
Well, the rumors can safely be laid to rest.
Dick’s Sporting Goods has submitted a building permit application to renovate the vacated space into a new sporting goods concept store called Field & Stream, according to Cranberry Township’s business hub.
The new store’s target audience is outdoor lovers. The store will provide an expanded selection of hunting, fishing, hiking and camping equipment from what is currently available at the standard Dick’s Sporting Goods stores, according to the township.
Renovations to the space include a complete overhaul of the building’s front façade, a new exterior paint job, additional landscaping as well as minor improvements to the parking lot.
As shoppers at Cranberry Square may have noticed, some demolition work to make way for the improvements already have begun at the store.
In September, Field & Stream Licenses signed an agreement with Dick's Sporting Goods to sell its intellectual property rights in the hunting, fishing, camping and paddle categories.
An opening date for the new Field & Stream stores has not yet been set, according to the township.
What do you think? Are you excited a Field & Stream store will be opening at the former sporting goods store? Or were you hoping something else would be located in the space? Tell us in the comment section below.
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