Check it out: 601 Sports opens new space

Published 10:53 am Tuesday, April 23, 2024

BROOKHAVEN — Local sporting goods store 601 Sports completed a move down the sidewalk over the weekend. The store opened in a new location at 820 Brookway Boulevard Tuesday morning. 

The space is considerably bigger than the former 601 Sports location. More inventory can be seen on the floor. The 601’s gun counter remains tucked away in the back as are the team sporting goods for all your baseball, softball, football and soccer needs. 

601 Sports announced the first day of business on social media Tuesday morning and stated “Our signs may be temporary but we are here to stay.” 

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Tracey Smith, manager of 601 Sports Brookhaven, said the move to the space would allow them to carry more inventory and offer new products on April 9. 

Rite Aid was the last tenant in the space before the company was bought out by Walgreens and closed.

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City of Brookhaven announced last summer that TJ Maxx and Five Below would come to Brookhaven and it was rumored they would take up the space at Rite Aid. TJ Maxx has since opened but Five Below has not stated when or where they plan to open. In the last two weeks, Five Below has not responded to requests for comment on their plans for Brookhaven. 

Save-A-Lot posted signs it plans to close by April 27 although the corporate office has not responded to requests for comment. Save-A-Lot’s location is to the right of the former 601 Sports location. 

ALDI confirmed on April 12 it plans to come to Brookhaven by this fall. The company did not comment on when or where exactly they planned to open.