Report: Walmart scaling back from 24-hour operating schedule in some markets
New York City — Walmart is scaling back from its round-the-clock, 24-hour operating schedule at select U.S. locations, according to USA Today.
The decision on whether to keep stores open 24 hours is a store-to-store decision, the report said, and does not mean the chain as a whole is retreating from its 24-hour format.
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Dick’s Sporting Goods announces store openings
Pittsburgh — Dick’s Sporting Goods will officially mark its entry into the state of Oklahoma on Nov. 2, with the opening of two stores in Tulsa, and one store in Broken Arrow.
In other news, Dick’s will open at Premier Center, Canton, Mich., on Nov. 2, and at Waters Place, Ann Arbor, Mich., on Nov. 4.
Gap taps Schimenti Construction for Athleta NYC flagship
Ridgefield, Conn. — Gap tapped Schimenti Construction to build the company’s flagship Athleta location in New York City.
The 3,922-sq.-ft. store, which features performance apparel and gear for the active woman, is in a landmark building on Columbus Avenue, in Manhattan. The space was completed in 13 weeks from start to opening.
The store, designed by Phillips Partnership, Atlanta, has a warm, rustic brick and wood décor. It has three specific sections — yoga, running and exploring — and offers in-store fitness lectures, yoga and Zumba classes.
Athleta was founded in 1998 and was acquired by Gap in 2008.
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