Tuesday, September 17, 2013

'Fountains' Unofficial Opening Arrives

Dick’s Sporting Goods, Stein Mart to Open This Week

Two stores at the Fountains at Farah shopping center will open this week, ahead of the center’s official opening next month. Stein Mart and Dick’s Sporting Goods will open their doors to patrons towards the end of the week.
Three Fountains at Farah retailers have announced plans to open their doors this month, some as early as this week. Dick’s Sporting Goods will open on Friday while Stein Mart will open on Thursday. (Site plan from fountainsatfarah.com)

Stein Mart, a closeout store offering department store products at discount prices, will be the first retailer to open at the Fountains at Farah. The retailer announced in recent weeks that its grand opening will be held Thursday, September 19, 2013.

Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, Stein Mart has over 260 stores in 29 states, including a location in West El Paso. The Fountains store will open at 10 a.m. on Thursday.

A merchant new to El Paso, Dick’s Sporting Goods will open its store this Friday, September 20, 2013, to begin its three day grand opening weekend. The retailer will bring NFL Hall of Famer and former Dallas Cowboy Tony Dorsett to the store on Saturday to sign autographs and will also have gift card giveaways on Friday and Saturday. 

Dick’s recently began running advertisements in El Paso to highlight its opening, which will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Friday. The 50,000 square foot store will be the company’s 20th in Texas. Dick’s Sporting Goods is based in Pennsylvania and has over 500 stores nationwide.

Few other retailers have announced opening dates for their stores. As El Paso Development News first reported on August 6, TJ Maxx/HomeGoods will have a grand opening on October 6 at 8:00 a.m. Nordstrom Rack will open four days later on October 10 at 8:00 a.m. Vitamin Shoppe will open on September 23, Designer Studio on October 1, and Rack Room Shoes on October 17, according to their respective websites.