Dick’s Sporting Goods opens relocated Pittsburgh store April 13
Pittsburgh – Dick’s Sporting Goods opens a relocated store at McCandless Crossing in Pittsburgh on April 13. The original store location at Northway Mall will be closing on April 8 to make way for the new, enhanced McCandless Crossing location.
Enhancements to the new location, which will have 50,000-sq.-ft. of space, will include expanded brand shops, a running center with a local event schedule, a women’s studio apparel department, a soccer shop, a lacrosse shop, a baseball shop, a newly expanded youth footwear section and an improved checkout experience.
"We’re pleased to be opening an expanded and enhanced Dick’s Sporting Goods at McCandless Crossing," said Lauren Hobart, senior VP & chief marketing officer, Dick’s Sporting Goods. "With our unsurpassed customer service and the best equipment in the industry, we look forward to continued success in the market and to welcoming customers to this new store."
Johnny Rockets expands in Mexico
Aliso Viejo, Calif. – Johnny Rockets has opened its second restaurant in Galerias Merida, Mexico. The 1,798-sq.-ft. location is situated in an upscale two-story shopping mall.
Galerias Merida is the fourth Johnny Rockets location for Johnny Rockets Guadalajara Group, who also operate three franchises in the Mexican state of Jalisco. Two additional Johnny Rockets locations are scheduled to open in Mexico later this year, one in Chihuahua and another in Mexico City.
"As proven with three other Johnny Rockets restaurants, this franchise group knows our brand, knows the markets in which they operate and have a keen sense for selecting locations with an enthusiastic customer base that is eager to embrace our signature combination of food, fun and friendliness," said John Fuller, Johnny Rockets CEO.
Vallarta Supermarkets opens new California store April 9
Sylmar, Calif. – A new Vallarta Supermarkets store opens in Hesperia, Calif., on April 9. The 42,000-sq.-ft. location will offer specialty departments including a bakery, full-service meat counter, fresh produce, a hot food deli (Taqueria) with in-store dining, a shuttle service and a customer service department that offers check cashing, money transfers and utility bill payments.
"We are excited to open another store in San Bernardino County,” said Tony Hernandez, director of marketing for Vallarta Supermarkets. “Along with our Victorville location, the new Hesperia store will bring much needed economic activity to the region. Our new location is creating about 230 new jobs in Hesperia.”