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Dicks Sporting Goods coming to St. Lawrence Centre

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MASSENA - Dick’s Sporting Goods, the largest U.S. based full-line sporting goods retailer, will open a 50,000-square-foot store in the St. Lawrence Centre Shopping and Entertainment Mall in the spring of 2014.

The new store will offer a vast assortment of outdoor equipment, accessories and services in hunting, fishing, archery, camping, golf, bikes and more. Convenient in-store pro services will also be provided.

“Construction is anticipated to begin in early fall of 2013.” said David Viola, general manager for St. Lawrence Centre.

Dick’s will occupy the former TJ Maxx location as well as expand further into the mall, picking up an additional 20,000 square feet of retail space. Dick’s will have an exterior entrance as well as a themed common area entrance in the front of the mall between JCPenney and Sears.

“The addition of Dick’s Sporting Goods is merely the first step in our redevelopment plan to transform the property into a regional destination ”, said Abdi Mahamedi, president of Carlyle Development Group. “The addition of Dick’s should act as a catalyst to attract additional national, regional and local tenants alike. Our focus is on providing an updated shopping, entertainment and social experience for the region.”

Carlyle Development Group of Companies (www.carlyle-usa.com) was established in 1982 to acquire, develop and manage residential and commercial properties in the United States on behalf of foreign investors. CDG has since established itself as a premier expert in identification of under valued real estate assets where creative redevelopment strategies and focused management provide significant value creation.

Spinoso Real Estate Group (www.spinosoreg.com), acting as leasing broker for mall ownership, played a key role in securing the deal with Dick’s Sporting Goods. Spinoso Real Estate Group is a highly skilled real estate services firm focused on the leasing, management and repositioning of enclosed shopping malls from coast to coast.

Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc. is an authentic full-line sporting goods retailer offering a broad assortment of brand name sporting goods equipment, apparel, and footwear in a specialty store environment. The company also owns and operates Golf Galaxy, LLC, a golf specialty retailer.

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