The California based Big 5 Sporting Goods chain has increased it's Spokane area presence with last week's new store opening in Spokane Valley. This new store can be found at 15735 E. Broadway suite D and is the chain's second location within the city of Spokane Valley.
The new store is Big 5's 433rd location and it's third in the Spokane Metro ( another location is also out in Coeur d' Alene ) . This new Big 5 store occupies around 13,500 square feet of space in a small strip mall located in front of the Spokane Valley Wal-Mart. The company invested about $250,000 in remodeling the space that last held Hancock Fabrics and Downeast Basics retail stores.
The new location means several new local jobs although we don't have the exact numbers available to us. Nationally Big 5 Sporting Good employs almost 10,000. The chain is a publicly traded company ( Nastaq:BGFV ) and one of what seems to be shrinking number of retail type businesses that are actually growing both physically and financially.
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* The new store will also be hosting a grand opening celebration sale starting today ( 4/27 ) and running through Saturday...