Sports Authority Kingsbridge Store Slated To Close

The Sports Authority plans to close its store located in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx at 171 West 230th Street, plus 139 more nationwide.

The Sports Authority plans to close its store located in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx at 171 West 230th Street, plus 139 more nationwide. Credit: Flickr

 

According to a recent bankruptcy filing by the Sports Authority, the retailer will close two of its five stores in New York City. The stores expected close are located in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx at 171 West 230th Street and at 500 Gateway Drive in East New York, Brooklyn.

 

In a statement, Sports Authority CEO Michael Foss said the closures “will occur over the next three months.”

 

In October 2014, the two-story Broadway Plaza Mall opened in Kingsbridge featuring Sports Authority, TJ Maxx, Red Lobster and Party City as anchor stores.  Miami-based mall developer Equity One Inc. invested $54 million into the 133,000-square-foot Broadway Plaza.

 

“It’s unfortunate that this location is closing so soon after it first opened, but our office will work with the BOEDC and the landlord in the coming months to attempt to bring a new tenant to the space,” said John DeSio, communications director for Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

 

According a report in DNAInfo.com, a manager at the Bronx Sports Authority store said the business “should be around for at least two to three months.” Later, a Sports Authority spokesman declined to comment on the number of employees working at the two stores.

 

The giant sports retailer plans to close 140 of its 450 stores nationwide.