Monday, January 29, 2018

Golf Galaxy closes in Rockville (Photos)

Golf Galaxy has closed in the Montrose Crossing shopping center. The golf "superstore" sold golf equipment, offered repairs and accessories, and had on-site instructional programs and driving range/putting green facilities with a PGA professional.

The last few years have been a mixed bag for the chain, which is owned by Dick's Sporting Goods. On the one hand, up to two-thirds of Golf Galaxy's locations were expected to close four years ago, locations the company termed "low-performing." Yet just last year, Golf Galaxy opened 36 new stores across 16 states.

Their Montrose Crossing space is now available for lease, according to a sign in the window.


5 comments:

  1. Shocker - Another Federal Realty tenant shutters. If there was a prize for driving business' out, Montgomery County and Federal Realty would be hall of fame caliber prospects. Unbelievable.

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  2. Still nothing on MoCo being one of 20 finalists for Amazon HQ2? I know it doesn't sit well with your narrative of "worst county ever for businesses" but it's a pretty big deal isn't it?

    http://www.wsj.com/graphics/amazon-headquarters-top-20/

    WSJ thinks it's a pretty good local.

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    1. 7:36: All of the finalists are jurisdictions very much in tune with Jeff Bezos politics and worldview. There are some that would still offer major tax savings, such as Nashville. If Montgomery County is chosen, it probably was already predetermined. The MoCo cartel is on life support, and if Bezos wants to flush his money down the toilet to make a political statement, c'est la vie.

      It would still be out of character for Bezos, because his purchase of the Post was not a waste of money. He has fully taken over the content, despite the "editorial" folks claiming otherwise. Every day, the paper is jam-packed with stories about Amazon, unflattering stories about Amazon's competition, technologies that Amazon or Bezos are about to deploy or are developing, etc. My favorites are the rave reviews of Amazon tv shows. No conflicts there, folks!

      Montgomery County not getting a single major corporate hq in two decades does sit well with my narrative of "worst county ever for businesses," to be sure.

      This won't be the Amazon HQ.

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  3. Who knew that Robert Dyer hated Fortune 500 companies so much? He hates Google with a similar passion.

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    1. 1:56: The biggest advocate of bringing Fortune 500 companies here "hates Fortune 500 companies?" LOL

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