New sporting goods store slated to open April 7 in Encinitas Ranch

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Dick’s Sporting Goods the weekend of April 7-9 will celebrate the grand opening of its first store in Encinitas.

Dick’s is the largest U.S.-based, full-line, omni-channel sporting goods retailer. The new Encinitas Dick’s is located in Encinitas Ranch and is the retailer’s 687th store in the nation and 50th in the state of California.

“At Dick’s, we believe that sports make people better,” said Lauren Hobart, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Dick’s Sporting Goods. “Opening our newest store in Encinitas allows us to better-serve our customers with a wide range of top-of-the-line products and services and provide superior customer service from associates who are passionate about sports and the outdoors. We’re excited to become a more important part of the community.”

The new location is the eighth former Sports Authority location that that company has converted and reopened as a Dick’s Sporting Goods this year, according to a press release. This store will feature athletic and outdoor apparel and the latest gear for athletes of all ages in the Encinitas community. It will also include a new and improved footwear section designed to offer a broad selection of sports performance and casual footwear.

Dick’s has brought approximately 75 jobs to the community through the hiring of full-time, part-time and temporary associates for the store.

During the grand opening weekend, customers will be given the chance to win prizes and kids ages 6 to 15 will be able to sharpen their skills and participate in the Dick’s Baseball and Softball Training Camp.

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