partlycloudy
Thursday July 30th, 2015 12:06AM

Dick's Sporting Goods launches Lakeshore redevelopment

By B.J. Williams News Director
GAINESVILLE - In what management is calling the first part of a redevelopment plan for Gainesville's Lakeshore Mall, sports retailer Dick's Sporting Goods will be opening a large store at the mall next fall.

Marketing Manager Kirsten Boettcher said the store will be situated in an area between Sears and J.C. Penney.

"It will eliminate the issue that we've always had where J.C. Penney kind of cuts the mall in half," said Boettcher. "Some people aren't even aware when they walk in one side [of J.C. Penney] that there's a whole group of stores on the other side."

Boettcher said the stores that currently occupy that area will move to new spaces on the other side of J.C. Penney. That move will take place this fall as construction on the 50,475-square-foot Dick's store gets underway.

The Dick's Sporting Goods store will be the first in Hall County, according to mall management.

In addition, Boettcher said that shoppers can expect to see some changes at one of the mall's anchor stores by October 10 of this year. She said the Belk Ladies store will unveil an expanded fragrance department and new cosmetic counters for Lancome, Estee Lauder and Clinique. Plus, the store is adding a Michael Kors handbag shop.
© Copyright 2015 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Fiscal cliff may determine gas prices at start of 2013
Retail gas prices climb as 2012 comes to end. While gas prices are likely to rise into next year, whether or not a deal is made to avoid the fiscal cliff will determine if prices continue on an upward trend.
6:18AM ( 2 years ago )
Business News
Couch names administrative team
Ahead of his scheduled swearing in Friday, Hall County Sheriff-elect Gerald Couch named his top administrative team Monday.
6:28PM ( 2 years ago )
Tech beats Southern California in Sun Bowl
Tevin Washington threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score to help Georgia Tech beat Southern California 21-7 on Monday in the Sun Bowl.
5:54PM ( 2 years ago )
Hall Co. officials launch health-based initiative for employees
Hall County officials believe healthy county employees will be of greater service to the county. With that in mind, they have created a health-based fitness initiative to provide free fitness training for county workers.
5:46PM ( 2 years ago )
Local/State News
US official: Plane debris in Indian Ocean same type as MH370
WASHINGTON (AP) — Air safety investigators have a "high degree of confidence" that aircraft debris found in the Indian Ocean is of a wing component unique to the Boeing 777, the same model as the Mala...
11:00PM ( 1 hour ago )
Full service restored to Demorest water customers
A water outage in the Fairview community of Habersham County caused by storm-related damage Wednesday afternoon has been repaired and full service has been restored to the area.
By AccessWDUN Staff
8:47PM ( 3 hours ago )
Railroad crossing in Winder reopened after crash
A railroad crossing in Winder was closed Wednesday afternoon after a tractor trailer collided with a a train.
6:29PM ( 5 hours ago )
Video: Gainesville elementary schools to add golf program to PE curriculum
All 5 Gainesville city elementary schools will add the First Tee National School Program to their physical education instruction.
6:16PM ( 5 hours ago )
Early morning fire destroys Suwanee residence, damages neighboring house
Firefighters in Gwinnett County were called to a house fire early Wednesday morning on Riversong Drive in Suwanee.
By Staff
3:38PM ( 8 hours ago )