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Sports Authority Nearing Mall Move; What Should Fill the Empty Space?

The Sports Authority has plans to move to the other side of the Liberty Tree Mall next month.

What store should replace the soon-to-be vacant space at the that has been home to The Sports Authority?

The store and will reopen there on Saturday, Oct. 20, according to Sports Authority spokesman Kelly Baldyga.

The store is now located at the back of the mall, near the police station and mall entrance from Ash Street. The new store will face the front of the mall where Bed, Bath and Beyond was located between and .

The new Sports Authority store will have 10-20 additional employees be 35,000 square feet. It will also have a new layout with brighter lighting and bold colors, Baldyga said. Plus, it will include a new fitness equipment area, expanded footwear department and a new checkout area.

A mall spokesman, who did not want to be identified by name, said the mall owners Simon do not have any information to announce right now about what store or stores will fill the space at The Sports Authority’s move.

What do you think should go there?

Tell us in the comments.

Jennifer Johnson September 11, 2012 at 06:50 PM
Roller skating :-)
lo September 11, 2012 at 07:22 PM
whole foods
Jim Burg September 11, 2012 at 08:18 PM
Caskets R Us
PJ September 12, 2012 at 08:15 AM
It would be nice if the movie theater could be moved to the old sports authority location. Then they could put stores back in the wing of the mall that connects to kolhs and the new sports authority location. I'm sure that won't happen due to the ammount of time and money it would take to remodel both locations to make it possible. Plus the fact that then they would need to fill the new stores created in the mall but it would be a good first step to fixing the problems at Liberty Tree.
Samantha Johanson September 12, 2012 at 01:18 PM
lo I agree Whole Foods is badly needed in this area!!!!!!!!
Alexandra Siwek September 12, 2012 at 02:16 PM
I LIKE IT!
Robert Gates (Editor) September 12, 2012 at 09:19 PM
There is a Whole Foods planned as part of the Market Street development in Lynnfield, which will be just off Rt. 128 at exit 43. http://patch.com/A-tclg
Danielle Hogan September 14, 2012 at 12:29 PM
How about Christmas Tree Shops!
Kimberly Hall September 14, 2012 at 03:03 PM
Wegman's! Great grocery store and it would be nice to give some competition to Shaws's (depressing store to visit) and Stop & Shop on the other side of town.
Cindy Schoonmaker Williams December 03, 2012 at 05:54 PM
I too think it would be a FANTASTIC location for a Christmas Tree Shop! Rte 1 is too far...
Cindy Schoonmaker Williams December 03, 2012 at 05:55 PM
I like your idea but you're right - they would never do it.
Cindy Schoonmaker Williams December 03, 2012 at 05:57 PM
Ooooh I'd love a HOME GOODS to move in there!

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