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SCHEELS set to open second Colorado location in Colorado Springs

SCHEELS set to open second Colorado location in Colorado Springs
Posted at 7:55 AM, Oct 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-12 09:55:29-04

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — SCHEELS, an employee-owned all-sports retailer, will open Colorado’s second location in Colorado Springs in 2021, the company announced Friday.

The store is planned for Interquest Marketplace near the Great Wolf Lodge, the Summit Entertainment Center and the Hollywood Theater. It will feature 220,000 square feet of retail space when it opens in April 2021.

The SCHEELS will also be home to entertainment attractions, about 75 specialty shops and boutiques.

Fashion, footwear and homegoods will be available for purchase at the store, but SCHEELS will also offer family-friendly attractions, like a 65-foot operating Ferris Wheel, a 16,000-gallon saltwater aquarium with more than 600 fish, a wildlife mountain, Fuzziwig’s Candy Shop, arcade games, sports simulators and treats from Ginna’s Cafe.

“With the success of our store in Johnstown, Colorado, we are thrilled to bring a second store to the Colorado market and specifically to Colorado Springs,” said SCHEELS CEO Steve M. Scheel. “We are excited to be part of the Interquest Marketplace and want to thank Mayor Suthers, the city council, the city of Colorado Springs, Chris Jenkins, and the team at Nor’Wood Development for help bringing this project to life. We look forward to working with them throughout the building process, as we become a new partner in the Colorado Springs community.”

The Johnstown SCHEELS location opened in September 2017.

The new Colorado Springs store will employ more than 350 associates.