Dunham's Sports to open in Shops on Broadway
Posted: March 10, 2006
TBL has learned that Waterford,MI-based Dunham Sports, one of the largest full-line sporting goods chains in the nation, will be opening a 23,000-square-foot outlet in The Shops on Broadway, which is formerly known as the Thunderbird Mall in Menomonie. Space will be leased from Off Broadway LLC.
Dunham Sports, which was founded in 1937 in Detroit, offers traditional sporting goods, a full line of fashions and leisure clothing, athletic and casual footwear and eyewear. There are presently 126 Dunham stores in 11 states, including 15 outlets in Wisconsin. Area Dunham Sports locations are in Rice Lake, Marshfield, Stevens Point and Wausau. The average store size is in the 25,000-35,000-square-foot range.
According to Mike Longsdorf of Off Broadway LLC, who co-owns the shopping center with Carter Smith, the sporting goods retailer will become the anchor on the north side of the shopping complex and will be located in space previously occupied by a grocery store.
"We have approximately 40,000 square feet available for lease yet. Obviously, we're looking for national tenants, but we have had some discussions with regional and local prospects as well," said Longsdorf, who acquired the 125,000-square-foot facility from J. D. Acquisitions last August.
The Shops on Broadway features a 20,000-square-foot sports bar and restaurant called the Stout Ale House; Broadway Bowl is a 20-lane bowling alley; and a banquet and conference center facility can accommodate up to 500 people. The other tenants in the Shops on Broadway include Maurice's, Mr. Movies, Christopher & Banks, Smithery II Jewelers, Jackie's Hair Salon and a satellite television provider.
MCL Management LLC, which is owned by Longsdorf, is the general contractor for the mall renovation. Smith owns and operates 15 bowling alleys throughout Wisconsin and Florida, including Wagner's Bowling Alley in Eau Claire.