Eureka soon will be the newest location for Hibbett Sports, an Alabama-based sporting goods company established in 1945. The new store will occupy the retail space at 157 Eureka Towne Center Drive, formerly rented by Carol's Hallmark Cards & Gifts. It will be next door to GNC in the mall.
Jeff Rosenthal, president and chief executive officer of Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc. said in a Thursday news release about the opening: “We're thrilled to be opening a new store in Eureka. People in Eureka take their sports seriously, and we plan to give them the sporting goods products and know-how they've been looking for.”
Hibbett Sports managers indicated they plan to employ approximately eight full- and part-time team members.
“The city (of Eureka) is very pleased that a national chain like Hibbett Sports is opening in Eureka Towne Center. With three elementary schools, a middle school and a high school within less than 5 miles, I believe they will be very busy serving our community’s needs. Not to mention all the grown-ups that enjoy running, hiking and bicycling in our area,” siad Julie Wood, Eureka director of economic development.
Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc. is an operator of more than 800 full-line sporting goods stores in small- to mid-sized markets, most of them located in the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest.
Hibbett Sports stores offer athletic equipment, footwear and apparel, including brand-name merchandise. Clothing types include baby, toddler, kids, youth, women's and men's. An online search revealed the company also sells items such as:
- Sports Bags
- Blankets and Bedding
- Collectibles and Memorabilia, such as inscribed balls and photos
- Pennants, Banners and Flags