WICHITA — Sports fans soon will have a new reason to shop at Chisholm Trail Center-Outlet & Retail Shops.
David Glass is opening his Sports Fan Room, which has been an Internet-based sports apparel and memorabilia business for the last five years, in the Newton shopping center.
"I knew this business was not going to grow until I got into a brick-and-mortar," Glass says.
He says a storefront also allows for more products because some suppliers deal only with retail locations or a combination of retail and online businesses.
The store will carry NCAA apparel and memorabilia along with items from the NFL, NHL and Major League Baseball teams and NASCAR.
"We'll probably have one of the largest product mixes of NASCAR around the area," Glass says.
He'll continue Internet sales as well.
The store will have a 5,000-square-foot showroom in the front and 5,000 square feet of storage for the Internet business in the back.
Glass likes that Chisholm Trail is along Interstate 135 with lots of traffic.
"Chisholm Trail knew what I was looking for," he says. "Their prices are just extremely reasonable. They go the extra mile to help the new tenants."
Look for the store to open sometime in early November.