Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The company says it has "suspended the sale of modern sporting rifles in all of our stores chainwide."
"Modern sporting rifles" are off the shelves at Dick's Sporting Goods stores across the country only a few days after the tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. The recently opened Dick's Sporting Goods in Wheaton did not carry the rifles even before what happened last week in Connecticut, according to a customer service representative at the store. Dick's Sporting Goods announced this statement to media Tuesday morning, according to The Huffington Post: "Out of respect for the victims and their families, during this time of national mourning we have removed all guns from sale and from display in our store nearest to Newtown and suspended the sale of modern sporting rifles in all of our stores chainwide." CNN …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The new Dick's Sporting Goods at the Wheaton mall will celebrate its grand opening this weekend. Guess which Washington Redskins player will be there signing autographs?
Want an autograph from the Washington Redskins' Brian Orakpo? He will be at the grand opening celebration for Dick's Sporting Goods at Westfield Wheaton on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Westfield has these instructions for autograph seekers: Beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, 300 wristbands will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at Dick's Sporting Goods. There is a limit of one wristband and one autograph per person. Fans must have a wristband and must be in the "special appearance" line by 11 a.m. to receive an autograph. Read more on Patch: - Dick's Sporting Goods Opens in Wheaton
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
With the incoming Costco and the recently arrived Dick's Sporting Goods, Westfield Wheaton is attracting new retail and restaurants--like Chipotle.
Have you been to the mall in Wheaton recently? Step inside the new Costco wing around the back, and you'll find lots of "coming soon" signs. Patch spoke with Westfield Wheaton's marketing director, Sidney Woods, about when these stores and restaurants are expected to open. Woods said that those expected to open later this year include Mayorga Coffee, All Cell and Classic Diamond Jewelers. Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt, Choice Beer and Wine, and Chipotle are anticipated to open in 2013, he said. [Get daily email updates about business news in Wheaton by signing up for free newsletters from Wheaton Patch.] What drew in business like Mayorga and Chipotle? A new anchor store in the mall: Costco. However, Costco's scheduled Oct. 18 opening was …
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Catch up on headlines you may have missed this week in Montgomery County.
Getting Serious About Starting School Later in Montgomery County POTOMAC — Montgomery County residents have started an official chapter of the Start School Later Initiative, petitioning school officials to give students and parents a break from early school start times. Read more on Potomac Patch. Hate Speech or Free Speech? Metro Ad Sparks Counter-Ad WHEATON — The "Support Israel. Defeat Jihad." ad, paid for by the American Freedom Defense Initiative and placed last week in the Glenmont Metro station, has provoked a strong response. Read more on Wheaton Patch. Silver Spring Student Charged in Northwood Stabbing SILVER SPRING — An 18-year-old Northwood High School student was charged with two assault counts in connection with the stabbing …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
More information emerges about when Costco will open in Westfield Wheaton.
Dick's Sporting Goods opened at Westfield Wheaton Monday night. Costco, which was also scheduled to open in the mall this month, announced a delay last month due to construction issues. The Costco store is now estimated to open in March or April, according to a transcript of an earnings call by the Costco Wholesale Corporation CEO.