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DICK’S SPORTING GOODS GRAND OPENING AT THE SHOPS AT LA PALMERA
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (Oct. 30, 2013) – Dick’s Sporting Goods, the largest U.S. based full-line sporting goods retailer, is now open at The Shops at La Palmera, and will celebrate with a three-day grand opening event beginning Friday, Nov. 1.
The grand opening celebration begins 8 a.m. Friday and continues through Sunday, November 3. Special extended store hours will be in effect for Friday (8 a.m.-10 p.m.), Saturday (8 a.m.-10 p.m.), and Sunday (9 a.m.-8 p.m.).
The 61,233-square-foot store is the 21st Dick’s Sporting Goods location in Texas. The new store will feature over 40 services performed by Dick’s certified PROS in Golf, Bike, Hunting, Fishing, Team Sports and more. Other new retailers, including T.J. Maxx, HomeGoods and Jared The Galleria of Jewelry are also scheduled to open in time for holiday shopping.
“We’re very happy to have Dick’s Sporting Goods opening this weekend,” said Fred Walters, general manager of La Palmera and The Shops at La Palmera. “This was one of the first new tenants we announced earlier this year and everything has progressed on schedule. Dick’s Sporting Goods will be a great addition for Corpus Christi shoppers.”
There will be giveaways throughout the weekend, including a free Mystery Gift Card valued from $5 to $500 for the first 100 adults in line on Friday and Saturday, a free Under Armour Tech™ T-shirt for the first 100 people in line on Saturday, and a free Scratch & Win card for the first 100 adults in line on Sunday.
On Saturday, former San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets player Robert Horry will make an appearance in-store from noon-2 p.m. Dick’s will distribute 350 wristbands beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday morning on a first-come, first-served basis; fans must have a wristband and must be in the “Special Appearance” line by noon to receive an autograph from the seven-time NBA champion. (Limit one wristband and one autograph per person. Times and appearances are subject to change without notice. See store for details.)
Blair Wiggins, host of television’s popular “Addictive Fishing” show will be in store to meet and greet fans Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Autographs are limited to one per person and will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis at the store on the day of event only. (Times and appearances are subject to change without notice. See store for details.) Visit www.DicksSportingGoodsOnline.com/GrandOpen/CorpusChristi for more grand opening event details. For more information on The Shops at La Palmera, go to www.theshopsatlapalmera.com.
ABOUT DICK’S SPORTING GOODS, INC.
DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. is an authentic full-line sports and fitness specialty omni-channel retailer offering a broad assortment of high quality, competitively-priced brand name sporting goods equipment, apparel and footwear in a specialty store environment. The Company also owns and operates Golf Galaxy, LLC, a golf specialty retailer. As of October 25, 2013, the Company operated 527 DICK’S Sporting Goods stores in 45 states, 81 Golf Galaxy stores in 30 states and eCommerce websites and catalog operations for DICK’S Sporting Goods and Golf Galaxy. DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. news releases are available at http://www.DicksSportingGoods.com/Investors. The Company’s website is not part of this release.
ABOUT THE SHOPS AT LA PALMERA
The Shops at La Palmera is a 200,000-square-foot outdoor center located in Corpus Christi, Texas. Currently undergoing redevelopment, The Shops at La Palmera will feature approximately 26 retail and dining options, including Dick’s Sporting Goods and Corner Bakery Café, as well as T.J. Maxx, HomeGoods, Jared The Galleria of Jewelry, and DSW when completed in 2014. Purchased in April 2012 by Trademark Property Company and joint venture partner Institutional Mall Investors LLC (IMI), the center is located directly across from Trademark’s La Palmera mall. For more information, go to www.theshopsatlapalmera.com.