A new sporting good retailer is coming to the Asheville area. Hibbett Sports is a retailer specializing in footwear, equipment, and apparel. I don’t know about you, but I am thrilled that an alternative to Dick’s Sporting Goods is coming to town. Occupying on average 8,000 sq feet of retail space, Hibbett’s will offer an alternative place to shop when searching for sporting items in the football, baseball, basketball, and soccer world.
According to the permit records online, Hibbett’s will be occupying space on Weaver Boulevard, by Rose’s Discount Stores. There is no word yet of when the retailer will break ground or be open to the public. Check back often for news and updates.
Rumor mill: Rumor has it that the popular Academy Sports and Outdoors is scouting Asheville for a future location. Several have requested that Academy also consider coming to Weaverville, citing the demographics of the area by the Weaverville Walmart. With so many outdoor sportsmen in the Buncombe, Henderson, Haywood, and Madison counties flocking to Asheville and Weaverville for their sporting good needs, it only makes sense for friendly competition to move in and enrich the area.