Dick’s Sporting Goods opens outlet store in Concord NC


Dick’s Sporting Goods opens its Going, Going, Gone! Discount retail store at the Afton Ridge Mall in Concord.

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A Dick’s Sporting Goods discount store makes its North Carolina debut in the Charlotte area.

Go, go, go! opened Wednesday at the Afton Ridge Mall, 6080 Bayfield Parkway, Concord. A weekend of opening events is scheduled from Friday to Sunday. The store was converted from a Dick’s sporting goods store, the company said in a press release.

Last year, Dick’s has closed its Northlake Mall store and moved to the Simon Concord Mills mall, about 5 miles from the new discount retail store.

What to expect

Go, go, go! offers thousands of clothing and footwear brands, including Nike, Adidas and Under Armour, up to 70% off, according to Dick’s.

Clothing departments are organized by size and color.

Dick’s opened its first Going, Going, Gone! store last year, and now there are more than a dozen across the country, according to the company.

Dick’s has 10 stores in the Charlotte area, including the new Going, Going, Gone! location, according to the website.

The first Dick’s store, a bait and tackle store, opened in 1948 in Binghamton, NY Now based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Dick’s is the largest sporting goods retailer in the United States with over 850 stores across the country.

In the same way Dick Sporting Goods and Going, Going, Gone!, the company’s retail concepts are Golf Galaxy, Field & Stream, Public Lands and Warehouse Sale stores, according to the company’s website.

This story was originally published November 4, 2022 5:42 a.m.

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Catherine Muccigrosso is a retail journalist for The Charlotte Observer. An award-winning journalist, she has worked for several newspapers and McClatchy for over a decade.

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