Sports Authority will open a 43,785-square-foot, two-story store at Bayshore Town Center in Glendale.
The store is scheduled to open by the summer of 2011.
It will be located on the north end of the shopping center in a vacant space north of the Applebee’s restaurant, across North Bayshore Drive from a U.S. Bank branch and adjacent to Bayshore’s Sears store. Shoppers will be able to enter the Sports Authority store directly from the parking lot and from Bayshore’s interior mall.
“We have developed a compelling 44,000-square-foot store that will have a great selection of top sporting goods brands that we anticipate will be well received by North Shore residents,” said Greg Waters, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Sports Authority. “We hope our store will become the North Shore’s destination for youth and team sports, active apparel and sporting goods to fit every need of the local community.”
Englewood, Colo.-based The Sports Authority Inc. is the leading sporting goods store chain in the U.S. with more than 460 locations.
“We’re very excited to have one of the nation’s leading retailers establish such a presence at Bayshore,” said Chris Jaeger, general manager of Bayshore Town Center. “We believe Sports Authority represents the interests that many of our shoppers have in maintaining healthy and active lifestyles, and, along with our other retailers, restaurants and entertainment venues makes Bayshore that much more of a destination for shoppers and their families.”
This will be the fourth Sports Authority store in the Milwaukee area. The others are in Greenfield, Brookfield and Delafield.
Bayshore Town Center is a mixed use development with approximately 1 million square feet of retail space and 200,000 square feet of office space. Bayshore now has a retail space occupancy rate in the “low 90s” and an office space occupancy rate in the “upper 80s,” according to Jaeger.
“With the addition of new retailers such as Orvis, Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar and now Sports Authority, we are picking up some good momentum as we move into the holiday season,” he said.