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Posted on Thu, Oct 20, 2011 : 11:02 a.m.

New Dick's Sporting Goods store opens at Lohr Road shopping center

By Lizzy Alfs


The new Dick's Sporting Goods store on Lohr Road in the Waters Place Shopping Center opened this week.

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The long-awaited Dick’s Sporting Goods store on Lohr Road in the Waters Place Shopping Center in Pittsfield Township opened Wednesday.

The national chain signed a lease to occupy the 35,000-square-foot former Linens ‘N Things space earlier this year, and construction on the building began May 2.

The new Dick’s store is located in the same complex as Kohl’s, Best Buy and a former Borders store. The store hours are 9:30 am to 9:30 pm Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.

Prior to opening, contractors completed extensive renovations, including gutting the inside and expanding the building’s footprint by 7,000 square feet with an exterior addition.

"The remodel looks great," said Tom Goldberg, an owner of the Waters Place Shopping Center. "We expect a very strong opening."

The store also submitted a request to the Pittsfield Township Planning Commission to carry and sell firearms in September.

The chain spent years deciding on its first Washtenaw County location, coming close to building a store on Briarwood Circle in 2006 and a different site on Lohr Road in 2007.

Goldberg said the former Linens ‘N Things space made the most fiscal sense for the sporting goods store.

Dick’s, based in Corapolis, Penn., employs about 10,200 workers at more than 400 stores in 40 states, according to filings.

Lizzy Alfs is a business reporter for Reach her at 734-623-2584 or email her at Follow her on Twitter at



Fri, Oct 21, 2011 : 3:13 p.m.

Dick's is much nicer than Dunhams or MC Sporting Goods. I'm stoked I don't have to drive to Lee Rd anymore!

Lac Court Orilles

Fri, Oct 21, 2011 : 10:29 a.m.

I can't wait to shop at Dicks. I just wish that their new store would have been the same size as the majority of stores in their chain. Dunhams and MC Sporting Goods give such awful service and have messy displays whereas Dicks emphasizes these two aspects of retailing that are missing in these other two stores. If Dunhams and MC just left town, I wouldn't even notice now.


Fri, Oct 21, 2011 : 1:04 p.m.

It is, it is 42,000 sq ft. which is their prototype. Maybe your thinking of the old Galyans locations ....those are quite different.


Thu, Oct 20, 2011 : 10:11 p.m.

VERY nice clean sore.with a lot of merchandise & VERY helpful staff.


Fri, Oct 21, 2011 : 12:01 a.m.

The real test is how clean it will be after 2 months, not two days.


Thu, Oct 20, 2011 : 10:16 p.m.

that's store


Thu, Oct 20, 2011 : 10:09 p.m.

Did they get permission from the township to sell guns ? Sometimes I need a few things and Cabela's is the closest place.


Thu, Oct 20, 2011 : 10:23 p.m.

Rice....I'm talking more like reloading supplies and I need a rear sight or a mount for a 10/22.A little more than basics.Cabela's is the only place I've found where I can get 250-3000's


Thu, Oct 20, 2011 : 10:15 p.m.

Why? MC Sports, walmart, dunhams all those guys have some basics.


Thu, Oct 20, 2011 : 10:13 p.m.

There is Johnsons before you get to Adrain.


Thu, Oct 20, 2011 : 8:11 p.m.

They also opened one at Canton Center and Michigan this week as well. Can't wait to see what it is like.


Thu, Oct 20, 2011 : 6:31 p.m.

It took them long enough.


Thu, Oct 20, 2011 : 3:18 p.m.

Excited to see this, not usually impressed by Dick's selection or prices, but I'll be happy to go check them out.


Thu, Oct 20, 2011 : 9:01 p.m.

Depends on what you're looking for. I was asking for and getting gift cards for Dick's to use at their Akron store but they were always out of anything I was interested in.


Thu, Oct 20, 2011 : 7:25 p.m.

Where do you get better selection and prices?


Thu, Oct 20, 2011 : 6:36 p.m.

Me too!