Dick's Sporting Goods is coming to Rockford from Rockford.

There's going to be a big change when it comes to retail on East State Street.

According to rrstar.com,

"Dick’s Sporting Goods will move a half-mile east to space undergoing renovation at Forest Plaza."

A couple of weeks ago, I did a live broadcast with the Rock River Valley Blood Center at the IBEW headquarters. On my way home afterward, I noticed some serious construction going on at the Forest Plaza in the former Media Play location. I know there's been other stores there since, but to me, it will always be Media Play. I loved that place.

I've been wondering what was going in that space ever since. There was no way they were doing all that work without a new tenant coming. I was hoping for something new and exciting for Rockford. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy Dick's Sporting Goods, but we already have one of those here.

That's something I've never understood. A store has a perfectly good location but then they decide to move. Especially, when it's on the same block.

I remember a couple of my friends from high school had an apartment in Wrigleyville. They decided to move, three buildings down. It wasn't worth the effort.

Hopefully, they'll have a big moving sale.


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