Dick's Sporting Goods will relocate Lynchburg store to River Ridge Mall

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) A national sporting goods chain will locate in a new addition to River Ridge Mall in Lynchburg.

Dick's Sporting Goods announced Tuesday it will move from its current location at Wards Crossing on Wards Road in Lynchburg to a larger space at River Ridge.

The new 45,000 square-foot store, which will be constructed on the site of a former Sears anchor building at River Ridge, will be 50 percent larger than the current location at Wards Crossing.

Once the new store opens at River Ridge, the current Dick's Sporting Goods at Wards Crossing will close.

“There has been a lot of speculation surrounding this announcement, so we are thrilled to finally be able to share the news,” said Craig Pettitt, Vice President Retail Real Estate at Liberty University, owners of River Ridge. “With many student athletes in the area and a variety of outdoor activities in Central Virginia, we think Dick’s Sporting Goods makes perfect sense as an addition to the property.”

Dick’s Sporting Goods is the first retailer to announce plans to locate in the upcoming addition to River Ridge.

“We expect more big name retailers to follow now that River Ridge has secured Dick’s Sporting Goods,” Pettitt said.

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