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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Sports Authority opening at Bridge Street

The first tenant has been announced for the second phase of Bridge Street Town Centre. Sports Authority will build a 42,000 sq. ft. store in a strip of anchors planned across the street (Governors West) from the lifestyle center, and is planned to open next fall. This will be Sports Authority's first Huntsville store. The athletic store chain also has stores in Atlanta, Montgomery, and Memphis.

This is the first of three additional anchors planned for the second phase of Bridge Street. Original plans called for a Linens n' Things, Circuit City, and a larger anchor (department store?). Fortunately, it seems these stores' recent financial troubles forced them out of the project; this would have left one of the strip centers across from Madison Square on University completely vacant.

Sports Authority
Huntsville Times article


Anonymous said...

More poor planning. Why build a brand new shopping complex when you leave behind an entire area (Madison Square) empty and blighted? Fortunately the original plans for Circuit City and Linens and Things didn't go through.

Anonymous said...

Couldn't be happier! Sports Authority is a great store! Happy to see the large chains coming in to the area. Next on my list are trader joes, chipotle and potbellys...