By: Laura-Jane Hatcher (WRGA News)
Several months after Bass Pro announced they would drop an anchor in Emerson, another major sports and outdoor retailer has declared their intentions to come to Bartow County.
Academy Sports+Outdoors have confirmed they will be opening a 72,000 sq. ft. store at the Cartersville Crossing Shopping center in Cartersville, Hometown Headlines reports. The old K-Mart there will be bulldozed, the demolition set to begin sometime this week. When installed, the store will bring 150 jobs to the area.
The Texas-based outdoor and sports retailer’s announcement comes on the heels of several businesses flocking to the shopping center off of Joe Frank Harris Parkway; A new Bojangles recently opened its doors, with a Jandy’s Frozen Yogurt to follow soon. And, according to H & H Realty, three other national tenants are looking at vacant spaces in the center as well.