A sports retail giant and a new-to-market salad chain are the latest additions to a Henrico shopping mall.
Dick’s Sporting Goods is taking over 47,000 square feet at the Shops at Willow Lawn, representatives of the shopping center announced Thursday. The location would be the Pennsylvania-based retailer’s sixth in the Richmond market.
Dick’s will fill space currently occupied by A.C. Moore a few storefronts down from the Kroger along Willow Lawn Drive. It is looking to open during summer 2018.
A.C. Moore will move into 18,000 square feet of renovated space between the Ross Dress for Less and Tropical Smoothie Cafe, according to Henrico County planning documents. The arts and crafts retailer plans to open in its new location during early fall 2017.
Willow Lawn adds to Dick’s area locations in Short Pump Town Center, Stony Point Fashion Park, Chesterfield Plaza in Midlothian, the Creeks at Virginia Center in Glen Allen and Hancock Village Shopping Center near Woodlake.
The company could not be reached for comment Thursday. It has not said whether the Willow Lawn location would replace any existing local stores.
Willow Lawn representatives also announced that restaurant chain Chopt Creative Salad Company will take over space currently occupied by AAA Travel Center along Willow Lawn Drive. AAA recently opened a new location near the intersection of West Broad Street and Glenside Drive. The fast-casual restaurant founded in 2001 specializes in build-your-own salads and wraps.
Chopt’s Willow Lawn location is planned to open in fall 2017. It would be the first location in metro Richmond for the company, which operates several locations in Northern Virginia.