Sports Authority at NewMarket Square is going to close.
“It’s true,” says April Reed, a broker with Slawson Cos., developer of the center at 21st and Maize Road.
“They’re not renewing their lease,” she says.
The store’s last day in business is July 1.
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“I was surprised that we were closing,” says store manager Nate Lund.
He says it’s a marketing decision.
“It’s not cost effective for them to continue these smaller two-store markets.”
There’s a Sports Authority on the east side at 6959 E. 21st St.
“For now, it’s open,” Lund says. “I don’t know going forward. That’s kind of up in the air.”
A manager at the east-side store declined to comment.
Lund says Sports Authority has left a lot of markets where it had just one store.
“But they’re adding stores in our bigger markets,” he says. “It’s just a lot more cost effective for them from a marketing standpoint.”
Reed said there’s interest in the 32,630-square-foot NewMarket Square space from other potential tenants.
“We have one proposal … and several other interested prospects,” she says. “It’s a great space.”
Lund says he’s not sure when closing sales will start.
Look for more information – on the closing and on a potential new tenant – as it becomes available.