Golf Galaxy is indeed closing. They will be shutting their doors on October 30th, 2010 from what I hear. It is a successful store, but the rent at the St. Johns Town Center is just too high. As the article about Golf Galy closing notes below, there are 5 stores in Texas closing. Out Golf Galaxy is a closeout center, so there is a ton of Dallas Cowboys, Texas A&M, and Texas Longhorn Gear on the cheap. The prices are still 25% off, which makes for moderatly good deals. I expect around October 15th, we’ll start to see the 40% – 70% off stage.
Here is the article from the Jacksonville Business Journal….
The Golf Galaxy store at the Jacksonville at Town Center is closing, less than two years after opening.
The parent company of Golf Galaxy did not immediately return phone calls seeking comment, but a bright yellow banner is draped across the storefront that reads “Store closing,” and several other media outlets have reported since late August that at least 12 underperforming Golf Galaxy stores are closing around the country.
A discussion board on The Golf Channel’s website states that the closing stores include one in Illinois, one in California, five in Texas, both Arizona stores, the one Washington State store and the Jacksonville and Naples stores in Florida.
Golf Galaxy, which is owned by sporting goods retailer Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. (NYSE: DKS), operates 91 stores in 31 states, according to the company’s website. There are five stores in Florida.
The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reported in July 2008 that Golf Galaxy’s Eden Prairie, Minn., headquarters was shuttering, just two years after Dick’s Sporting Goods, based in Findlay Township, Penn., bought the company.
The Jacksonville Golf Galaxy, which opened in fall 2008, is at 4871 Town Center Parkway. It was not known at press time how big the Jacksonville store is, but the company’s website says the average store is 15,000 square feet.
Read more: Jacksonville Golf Galaxy closing – Jacksonville Business Journal