Visions for Vacancy: What Should Move into the Former Dick’s Sporting Goods?

The sporting goods store has moved to a new location in the Cranberry Crossroads. What would you like to see happen to its former building?

The big business news in October was the opening of the new Dick’s Sporting Goods in the Cranberry Crossroads retail complex along Route 228.

The standalone venue features two floors and an expanded selection of merchandise.

But what about the store’s former location in the Cranberry Square Mall off Route 19?

There have been rumors of an LA Fitness moving into the building, as well as talk of an outdoors store occupying the space.

According to Dick’s Sporting Goods officials, nothing is in place for the former location—yet.

Pat Wolf, regional vice-president of Dick’s Sporting Goods, said the building would remain in the company. A future use for it still is to be determined, he said.

“We’re not getting rid of it,” he said.

In the meantime, we’d like to have some fun. With that in mind, what would you like to see fill the vacant spot.

Is there something that would benefit the Cranberry area community? How could this space better serve you and your neighbors?

Share your thoughts, ideas and concerns in the comments. Tell us what your vision is for this Cranberry Township vacancy.

DLHD October 25, 2012 at 12:25 PM
An outdoor store...such as a Bass Pro, Cabela's or like the old Sportsman Warehouse down on Mt. Nebo. No more restaurants PLEEEZE. @Kevin :)
Kathleen Schawalder October 25, 2012 at 12:33 PM
Macy's .... not enough department stores here. we all look like a bunch of stepford wives with everyone wearing matching sweaters from Kohls!!!
Matt October 25, 2012 at 12:45 PM
Definitely a LA fitness. YMCA too expensive and Anytime fitness too small.
Mary Wehner October 25, 2012 at 12:54 PM
REI, Trader Joes, or Home Goods
Amanda October 25, 2012 at 01:10 PM
I would like to see a Homegoods. That would be a perfect size for a Homegoods.
bob babin October 25, 2012 at 01:20 PM
Home goods or Trader joes.As much as I would like to see an LA Fitness,parking would be a huge problem,although parking is an issue regardless of what takes place of Dicks sporting goods
JHeltzell October 25, 2012 at 01:23 PM
Dave & Buster's!
Patty Gee October 25, 2012 at 01:27 PM
I'll echo some of the other comments - Cranberry planning officials - please read and take into consideration!?! A store for OUTDOORS enthusiasts - REI, Cabela's Bass Pro, Gander Mountain, etc. Hobby Lobby. Macy's. Trader Joe's. No more restaurants.
Julie Rotelli October 25, 2012 at 01:52 PM
Trader Joe's. Please. Please. I want a Trader Joe's!!!
Janet Butler October 25, 2012 at 02:24 PM
Home Goods or Gander Mtn
E Mcclymonds October 25, 2012 at 02:51 PM
I was under the impression Dick's was keeping the space for upscale gun, hunting and fishing equipment?!
Jessica Repp October 25, 2012 at 03:50 PM
You know my answer...LA Fitness!! But Trader Joe's would be awesome too.
Matt Dragovits October 25, 2012 at 03:50 PM
LA Fitness would be cool, but I can also understand the desire for an Outdoor Enthusiasts store.
SgtStugats October 25, 2012 at 04:38 PM
Some good comments! Trader Joes or Cabelas would be awesome!
bubba October 25, 2012 at 04:47 PM
kelly casey October 25, 2012 at 04:57 PM
Im liking the Trader Joe's suggestions.
Amy Sousa-Salameh October 25, 2012 at 05:59 PM
Dave & Busters or Home Goods
marcie October 25, 2012 at 07:42 PM
Home Goods!!!
comp October 25, 2012 at 09:14 PM
Trader Joes should move into the old Kuhns Building
Kali Kare October 26, 2012 at 02:28 AM
I love this. Build a building in a mall. Now, build a building in another location at another mall. Close previous building. Make sure original mall turns into Ghetto Land! Thanks progress!
Marilyn R. Kouvolo October 26, 2012 at 06:50 PM
Christmas Tree Shops, a division of Bed,Bath, and Beyond. A variety type store plus seasonal merchandise. I have emailed them a few times and suggested they open a store in western Pennsylvania. The closest one now in PA is in Erie. These stores are very popular. Check out their website, Bargains@christmastreeshops.com I would love to see this store in our area!!
Drew October 28, 2012 at 01:50 AM
the dude that said adultmart is a serious perv. can we put him on "how to catch a predator" please?
Cindy Cusic Micco October 28, 2012 at 03:28 AM
MTD - There is no need to be insulting to another commenter. Perhaps Marilyn meant "another store" in western Pennsylvania. Or maybe, like me, she thinks of Erie as northwestern Pennsylvania. Please show respect for others on the site.
Patty Gee October 29, 2012 at 01:46 PM
After visiting the NEW Dick's over the weekend, I am more convinced than ever that we need a true outdoor enthusiast store - for hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, kayaking, climbing, etc.. I just saw the same old tired hunting gear, limited selection and staff who have no knowledge of the outdoors. Same for the "new and improved" fly fishing area. There are just more over-priced clothes, and less "gear" all through the store, so you can at least look the part even if you don't have the equipment. Guess we'll keep our Cabela's catalog handy for now.
Jess November 12, 2012 at 02:10 PM
I agree with some above posters- Trader Joes in the old Kuhns and LA Fitness in the old Dick's.
Thomas Anthony December 12, 2012 at 01:52 AM
BIg Lots would be wonderful, but I am with those who said Trader Joe's (my favorite grocery store). It would be so nice not having to drive to East LIberty each weekend.
Mary December 12, 2012 at 05:38 PM
I love Golden Corral! I was so sad when they pulled out of an earlier plan in Cranberry! I would love to see one here!
Mary December 12, 2012 at 05:39 PM
Have you ever been to a Golden Corral?? They are huge!!! In fact there might not be enough parking in the lot for a Golden Corral.
Mary December 12, 2012 at 05:40 PM
I agree the YMCA is way too expensive. We considered getting a family membership this year and was amazed at the cost.....and decided against it!
Lady Blake December 13, 2012 at 05:30 AM
yes, yes and yes


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