Dick’s opens stores in South Carolina, New Jersey
Pittsburgh – Dick’s Sporting Goods reopened a newly renovated store in Columbia, S.C., on Sept. 8 and is opening a brand new store in South Plainfield, N.J., on Sept. 13.
The remodeled 59,000-sq.-ft. store in Columbia includes additional specialized services and hands-on customer experiences, including a golf simulator, a club fitting center, putting green, an archery lane with an on-site bow technician, and bike safety inspections, custom fittings, tune-ups and assembly.
The South Plainfield location will be the retailer’s 17th store in the state of New Jersey and its 531st nationwide.
Dover Saddlery plans first Florida store
Littleton, Mass. – Dover Saddlery Retail plans to open its first store in Florida next month. Located in Winter Park, just north of Orlando, the new Dover Saddlery store will offer the retailer’s full line of equestrian products as well as in-store services such as a saddle demo program and custom boot and coat fittings.
"We are excited to open our first store in Florida and join the equestrian community of Winter Park and the surrounding areas," said Ken Cavanaugh, director of retail at Dover Saddlery.
Fresh Market names Advance Auto Parts exec as real estate VP
Greensboro, N.C. – The Fresh Market has named Randall A. Young as its senior VP real estate and development effective Sept. 30. Young, 56, will oversee the company’s real estate and development functions including market strategy development, site selection, store design, construction, store relocations and renovations.
Young most recently served as VP, real estate at Advance Auto Parts. He has also held a variety of real estate and construction roles at McDonald’s Corporation, among other companies.
“Randy is a great addition to our senior leadership team and brings a strong real estate background and deep knowledge of site development with growth-oriented retailers," said Craig Carlock, president and CEO of The Fresh Market. "With more than 30 years of experience in real estate development, Randy’s broad corporate experience and deep industry relationships are a great fit as The Fresh Market executes on its aggressive national store growth strategy."