Dick's Sporting Goods will open its first store in Washington state next spring. The move is part of the retailer's efforts to expand on the West Coast. Dick's has 15 stores in California and seven planned for Oregon. The Washington store, planned for South Hill Mall in Puyallup, will cover 60,000 square feet.
Inland Real Estate Group has acquired several retail properties in Cordova, Tenn., for a total of more than $55 million. The projects include the Countrywood Crossing Shopping Center, a Dick's Sporting Goods location, and a small outparcel retail center.
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