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lasomeday
06-03-2011, 08:46 AM
OK, so Tulsa is going to get its third. Has anyone heard if OKC is going to have any opened soon?

http://www.tulsaworld.com/business/article.aspx?subjectid=53&articleid=20110603_53_E1_DicksS295287

BG918
06-03-2011, 03:40 PM
Dick's isn't that great, but is better than Academy. REI is much better, hopefully they come to Oklahoma eventually.

soonerliberal
06-03-2011, 05:32 PM
Dick's isn't that great, but is better than Academy. REI is much better, hopefully they come to Oklahoma eventually.

AGREE! REI > Dick's > Academy

Rover
06-03-2011, 08:09 PM
If Dick's is better, it is an inperceptable difference. Neither is special at all.

bluedogok
06-03-2011, 08:12 PM
The family that owns Academy is selling out to KKR (Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts), Henry Kravis was born in Tulsa.

The New York Times - K.K.R. to Buy Sporting Goods Chain (http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2011/05/31/k-k-r-to-buy-sporting-goods-chain/)

Soonerman
06-03-2011, 10:59 PM
Whats the deal with Tulsa getting 3 Dick's Sporting Goods Stores? Surely OKC will be getting a Dick's soon.

ljbab728
06-03-2011, 11:52 PM
Whats the deal with Tulsa getting 3 Dick's Sporting Goods Stores? Surely OKC will be getting a Dick's soon.

That lends itself to a rude comment but I'll pass. LOL

Soonerman
06-03-2011, 11:56 PM
Oh





I see what you did there.

proud2Bsooner
06-04-2011, 10:21 PM
Dick's is not better than Academy. The decor may be better, but the merchandise at Dick's is weak, unless all you like is regular flex shafted golf clubs and jogging gear. Academy has loads of outdoor stuff that Dick's does not.

bluedogok
06-04-2011, 10:38 PM
It depends on the Dick's store, some are very large and have much more than other stores. Especially ones like the acquired Galyan's chain like Stonebrier Mall in Frisco. I preferred Galyan's to Dick's, also prefer Gander Mountain.

Barry Luxton
06-04-2011, 11:00 PM
It depends on the Dick's store, some are very large and have much more than other stores.

I agree with this. The bigger Dick's are so much better.

Dustin
06-04-2011, 11:04 PM
:doh:

Larry OKC
06-05-2011, 02:23 AM
Maybe Dick's & Cox could do something together?

Easy180
06-05-2011, 08:00 AM
Moore should be getting one behind Best Buy once the developer and homeowners come to an agreement

Spartan
06-05-2011, 08:24 AM
AGREE! REI > Dick's > Academy

Agreed. But we are still on level one.

bombermwc
06-06-2011, 07:24 AM
I've only been in one of the super-sized Dicks's Sporting Goods stores. Of course that was a HUGE store and not one of the normal ones. But I will say it felt like they didn't really have anything that different than Academy. Unless they have more of a sporting goods focus rather than Outdoor...but that't not the impression I got. Seems like two flavors of the same thing...one just spends more on the look of the store.

Soonerman
06-06-2011, 11:12 AM
It wouldn't hurt to have some competition for Academy though bombermwc.

onthestrip
06-06-2011, 12:14 PM
I'm all for some new retail competition but Dicks only appears to be bigger and has a little better store design. But I will say that the last several times I've been in academy I've been impressed with what they had. They offer basically everything you'll need sporting wise, and usually at a good price. I think people dog it because of the look of some of their stores. Nothing very fancy.

soonerliberal
06-06-2011, 01:48 PM
The Dick's stores in Northern Virginia have a wider selection of New Balance and North Face items than Academy did the last time I went around Christmastime, but those brands are more of a personal preference.

Soonerman
06-06-2011, 05:16 PM
Don't get me wrong I like Academy, But again it woudn't hurt to have competition. Dicks Sporting Goods needs to open a store over in the Quail Springs area for starters.

bombermwc
06-07-2011, 07:33 AM
I'm definitely not against competition or anything. I think it would be great to have another option. But I just won't be wetting my pants in anticipation for it like some folks here are....because it's pretty much the same store.....that is unless we got a mega-store. Then that's a whole new ball of wax.

OKCNDN
06-07-2011, 03:15 PM
I can't wait for Moore Dick's.

Dustin
06-07-2011, 09:55 PM
No.. just no.. lol.

kevinpate
06-07-2011, 10:12 PM
I think I am very glad certain friends of mine don't post here. The thread would probably be locked already.

rcjunkie
06-08-2011, 05:40 AM
I think I am very glad certain friends of mine don't post here. The thread would probably be locked already.

Hopefully, the administrators of OKCTALK understand that not all posters are childish and inmature and won't lock it.

oneforone
06-08-2011, 02:43 PM
I don't seeing them being much competion for Academy or Bass Pro. The general consensus from the reviews I read (which consisted of people from several areas around the country) was they were overpriced, lacked on selection and customer service was similar to Walmart. Employee: If you want buy it, fine let me ring you up. Just don't ask me anything about it. Because I'm Just as clueless as you are.)

I also noticed they don't carry handguns just mediocre shotguns and rifles. Right now Academy is the place to go in Oklahoma City if your into shooting sports and outdoor supplies. They almost always have what I'm looking for and the price is reasonable. Not to mention the products are built to last unlike the cheap might as well be disaposable gear they sell at Walmart.

progressiveboy
06-08-2011, 02:48 PM
I don't seeing them being much competion for Academy or Bass Pro. The general consensus from the reviews I read (which consisted of people from several areas around the country) was they were overpriced, lacked on selection and customer service was similar to Walmart. Employee: If you want buy it, fine let me ring you up. Just don't ask me anything about it. Because I'm Just as clueless as you are.)

I also noticed they don't carry handguns just mediocre shotguns and rifles. Right now Academy is the place to go in Oklahoma City if your into shooting sports and outdoor supplies. They almost always have what I'm looking for and the price is reasonable. Not to mention the products are built to last unlike the cheap might as well be disaposable gear they sell at Walmart. I see the opposite. Dick's Sporting Goods has way more selection than Academy and everytime I go to Dick's where I live in Dallas the service is great and the staff are very friendly. I would like to see Dick"s in OKC for competition reasons because in my opinion, Academy has a lot to be desired.

Larry OKC
06-09-2011, 02:36 AM
Could be MUCH worse...a certain incident that is has been in the news this week comes to mind...LOL

metro
06-09-2011, 10:45 PM
I don't seeing them being much competion for Academy or Bass Pro. The general consensus from the reviews I read (which consisted of people from several areas around the country) was they were overpriced, lacked on selection and customer service was similar to Walmart. Employee: If you want buy it, fine let me ring you up. Just don't ask me anything about it. Because I'm Just as clueless as you are.)

I also noticed they don't carry handguns just mediocre shotguns and rifles. Right now Academy is the place to go in Oklahoma City if your into shooting sports and outdoor supplies. They almost always have what I'm looking for and the price is reasonable. Not to mention the products are built to last unlike the cheap might as well be disaposable gear they sell at Walmart.

I disagree as well, have you ever even been to a Dick's? You can't get North Face or Murrell at Academy, Academy is for the redneck outdoorsman crowd, and the value price crowd. They carry very little selection of quality apparel, and other sports gear like Golf, or running. Dicks doesn't carry kitche stuff and random junk like Academy.

brianinok
06-09-2011, 11:56 PM
I disagree as well, have you ever even been to a Dick's? You can't get North Face or Murrell at Academy, Academy is for the redneck outdoorsman crowd, and the value price crowd. They carry very little selection of quality apparel, and other sports gear like Golf, or running. Dicks doesn't carry kitche stuff and random junk like Academy.I agree with this. Academy simply doesn't carry the nicer brands like Dick's does.

Mikemarsh51
06-13-2011, 12:02 AM
Coming soon to 89th and south Western!

bombermwc
06-13-2011, 07:43 AM
That a teaser or what?

progressiveboy
06-13-2011, 09:33 AM
Coming soon to 89th and south Western! Source??

Mikemarsh51
06-13-2011, 12:53 PM
Was on the storefront at Brookwood shopping center. Guitar center, True value, Dicks and some others.

Soonerman
06-16-2011, 02:49 PM
That would be cool if true, although like I mentioned before They need to open somewhere by Quail Springs Mall.

Larry OKC
06-17-2011, 05:41 AM
If not mistaken the rendering was showing possible/hoped for tenants and nothing firm. Don't recall which thread it was in but someone pointed out that the frontage for each store would be much smaller than their normal ones (therefore unlikely to be really happening). Guess we will just have to wait and see.

Mikemarsh51
07-19-2011, 09:45 PM
Lot of work going on at Brookwood shopping center!

SoonerDave
07-20-2011, 09:17 AM
If not mistaken the rendering was showing possible/hoped for tenants and nothing firm. Don't recall which thread it was in but someone pointed out that the frontage for each store would be much smaller than their normal ones (therefore unlikely to be really happening). Guess we will just have to wait and see.

Yeah, I started that thread. The "Dick's Sporting Goods" was one of several stores depicted in an artist's rendering of the completely rebuilt/remodeled Brookwood Shopping Center on the SE corner of SW 89th and Western. Other subjective tenants in the rendering included a Tru Value hardware store. That said, I do believe they were renderings/conceptual illustrations only - I don't think they were intended to convey contracted tenants. It would be great to have some nice, new options in that center.

soonergolfer
07-20-2011, 10:02 AM
Have you ever tried to buy shoes at Academy? It is junk. They are just lined up like they would be at Payless or Shoe Carnival. You just rumage through and hope to find your size. There selection is pretty poor too.
The golf section is a joke. Its the equivalent of 1 aisle at a Wal-Mart and they do not sell the latest models of clubs. Dicks would be a welcome edition, I would love to see one on the NW side.

SkyWestOKC
08-23-2011, 11:56 PM
Well, for what it is worth the Dick's Sporting Goods company aircraft landed in OKC this afternoon.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N121DX/history/20110823/1845Z/KEKY/KOKC

oneforone
08-24-2011, 04:20 PM
I disagree as well, have you ever even been to a Dick's? You can't get North Face or Murrell at Academy, Academy is for the redneck outdoorsman crowd, and the value price crowd. They carry very little selection of quality apparel, and other sports gear like Golf, or running. Dicks doesn't carry kitche stuff and random junk like Academy.

I am not brand shopper. I learned a long time ago that many of the brand names are not any better quality then most of the house brands sold at each store. In most cases you are paying for the name and nothing more. Then it top it all off, they get to use you for free advertising. I look at the quality of the item before the name. Buying a brand name does not mean your getting a quality product. I refuse to pay $80.00 for an item that only has $10.00 worth of material and workmanship put in to it just so I can have a brand name.

Centerback
11-21-2011, 12:20 PM
I was in one of the new Tulsa stores yesterday and they said they were coming to OKC in 6 or 7 months but did not know the location(s).

I can not confirm this information on their website or through contacting anyone through the website.

Does anyone know anything about this?

mcca7596
11-21-2011, 12:32 PM
Someone on here has been saying for a while that they would be coming to the area around the outlet mall.

ou48A
11-21-2011, 01:42 PM
I recently visited a Dicks sporting goods in Topeka.
They had a nice golfing set up but I didn’t really see much they had that isn’t already in our market.

I would rather have a Cabela's

SkyWestOKC
11-22-2011, 12:17 AM
I would rather have a Cabela's

^This. I went to the Cabela's in Ft. Worth earlier this year when I was down there. Really a great store.

ou48A
11-22-2011, 11:33 AM
^This. I went to the Cabela's in Ft. Worth earlier this year when I was down there. Really a great store.

It’s a great store isn’t it.....
I have also been to Cabela's in Kansas City and there store in Phoenix.
Among other things they have the best selection of high quality extreme cold weather gear that I have ever found.

bluedogok
11-22-2011, 08:42 PM
Cabella's is more akin to Bass Pro than Dick's. Academy (or Sports Authority) would be the direct competitor to Dick's, not Cabela's.

Soonerman
11-22-2011, 11:08 PM
^This. I went to the Cabela's in Ft. Worth earlier this year when I was down there. Really a great store.

I think Cabelas would fit in Edmond just off of I-35. Oh and good news for OKC about Dick's Sporting goods.

demoman
11-23-2011, 12:24 PM
I had heard at one point Cabela's wanted to come to OKC but was told since Bass Pro was already here. They weren't interested. If this is so, Edmond and surrounding cities need to take note of this and capitolize on it. Would be good to have both Bass Pro and Cabela's in town.

SoonerDave
11-28-2011, 10:18 AM
There have been rumors that there was a Dick's sporting goods heading for the remodeled Brookwood shopping center at SW 89th and Western. Now, I'll immediately caveat that by saying that rumor had started (at least from one angle) by virtue of an artist's rendering of the remodeled mall that included a "Dick's" sign over one of the shops, which was clearly a conjectural rendering...

metro
11-29-2011, 06:25 AM
I had heard at one point Cabela's wanted to come to OKC but was told since Bass Pro was already here. They weren't interested. If this is so, Edmond and surrounding cities need to take note of this and capitolize on it. Would be good to have both Bass Pro and Cabela's in town.

Cabelas was rumored to go on the east side of I35 in Moore a few years back before the economy tanked.

metro
11-29-2011, 06:26 AM
There have been rumors that there was a Dick's sporting goods heading for the remodeled Brookwood shopping center at SW 89th and Western. Now, I'll immediately caveat that by saying that rumor had started (at least from one angle) by virtue of an artist's rendering of the remodeled mall that included a "Dick's" sign over one of the shops, which was clearly a conjectural rendering...
Long before that, there was an actual rendering and plan to put one at Memorial and Western. There is an old old thread on here with rendering and tenant list somewhere. Then the economy tanked and it fell through.

GoOKC1991
08-08-2014, 04:40 PM
Dick's Sporting Goods has been in OKC for almost a couple years now, and was wondering, have you shopped there and if so, how has your experience been?

ylouder
08-08-2014, 05:06 PM
I was very excited when they first opened the locations but after shopping there I've been disappointed and remain an Academy shopper.

They offer way too much yuppie apparel and high end stuff most ordinary people don't want or need - each time I go in there I feel like the place is where people go to shop who try to pick up other people at the gym.

I have bought an Olympic weight set there and I've been very happy with it but to date that's all I've purchased. I've gone in a few other times only to be informed that they don't carry the stuff they have on their website.

GoOKC1991
08-08-2014, 05:10 PM
Dick's recently fired all of their PGA professionals, and that's a shame, many very knowledgable Golf people are out of work

ylouder
08-08-2014, 06:10 PM
It sounds like you are one of them - im sorry to hear that.

Here is some honest advice for the store. There are certain areas in OKC that really nice golf attire and top of the line equipment would be ideal - basically up north. The rest of the town really isnt into golf as a whole and the people who live in those other areas treat golf as an occasional treat and dont need/want pro equipment. As a whole they (west, east, south) are more into boating, hunting, fishing, bbq, camping, tailgating, etc.

For many golf is something to do with your buddys to get away from your wife/kids for a few hours and the only score that is important is beating your friend.

dcsooner
08-08-2014, 08:17 PM
I was very excited when they first opened the locations but after shopping there I've been disappointed and remain an Academy shopper.

They offer way too much yuppie apparel and high end stuff most ordinary people don't want or need - each time I go in there I feel like the place is where people go to shop who try to pick up other people at the gym.

I have bought an Olympic weight set there and I've been very happy with it but to date that's all I've purchased. I've gone in a few other times only to be informed that they don't carry the stuff they have on their website.

This is why OKC does not get high end retail. the disposable, income and/or attitudes towards spending on items that are not necessities is not there. OKC is not a big golf city, weather to variable and relatively small population of people with the money golf requires.