Tuesday December 1st, 2015 9:49AM

Gainesville Dick's Sporting Goods opens Fri.

By Staff
GAINESVILLE - Dick's Sporting Goods plans a three-day grand opening starting next Friday for its new Gainesville store.

The 50,000 square foot store, located at Lakeshore Mall, is a major component of a renovation of the mall. (See earlier story. Second link below.)

Throughout the weekend, Dick's will host a variety of giveaways.

On Saturday, Oct. 5, former Atlanta Braves all-star outfielder Dale Murphy will make an in-store appearance 12-2 p.m.

(Click on the first link below for more information, including daily event details, and special instructions for the giveaways and Murphy's appearance.)

"We look forward to opening our new Dick's Sporting Goods in Gainesville and becoming part of the community," said Lauren Lauren Hobart, Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, DICK'S Sporting Goods. "We want to serve athletes of all ages in Gainesville by providing the equipment they need to help them excel."

The Gainesville location will be the retailer's 17th store in Georgia and its 533rd nationwide.
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