Saturday, July 20, 2013

Dick’s To Open Field & Stream Store In Cranberry Twp, PA

By John D. Oravecz, Pittsburgh Tribune Review

Dick's Sporting Goods said its first specialty Field & Stream retail store will open on Aug. 16 in Cranberry. The outdoor and camping focused store is Dick's latest spinoff idea.

The Findlay-based retailer, which ventured into golf- and running-themed stores in recent years, converted its former Dick's location in Cranberry Square at 1000 Cranberry Square Drive to a store based on the classic outdoors brand, that will offer equipment, accessories and services in hunting, fishing, archery, and camping.

Dick's moved its Cranberry store in October to a larger, two-story space at Cranberry
Crossroads on Route 228. A similar, bigger-format store opened about that time at South Hills Village in Upper St. Clair.

Field & Stream Licenses announced in September it would sell intellectual property rights to trademarks for its hunting, fishing, camping and paddle categories to Dick's. It did not disclose financial terms.

Dick's, the largest full-line sporting goods retailer nationwide with 511 stores, set a goal to reach 900 or more stores.

True Runner, the company's first specialty gear store for running enthusiasts, opened last summer in Shadyside. A second store opened in St. Louis.

Dick's tried The Golf Shop, an equipment store with swing simulators and indoor putting area, in Robinson before acquiring the Golf Galaxy chain in 2007 for $225 million. Golf Galaxy has 81 stores, including The Golf Shop's former location.

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