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Glimcher Realty Trust : DICK'S Sporting Goods to Bring Flagship Store to WestShore Plaza

04/23/2013 | 11:15am US/Eastern

New athletic concept builds upon recent store openings

WestShore Plaza is pleased to announce DICK'S Sporting Goods will open a prototype store at the center, opening in 2014.

According to Jay Botsch, general manager, WestShore Plaza, "We are pleased to welcome the newest DICK'S Sporting Goods concept to the center. As their flagship in the Tampa-Clearwater area, we are certain the store will be a draw to the active family shopper looking for great athletic brands."

The new store will be located near the west entrance, taking the space held by Saks Fifth Avenue. DICK'S Sporting Goods is the most recent addition to the popular center and comes on the heels of the opening of Grimaldi's Pizzeria. During the past six months, the center has also added Little Greek, H&M, APEX by Sunglass Hut, Perfumania and a newly renovated prototype from Ann Taylor. WestShore also features one of the best restaurant line ups in the area with PF Chang's China Bistro, Maggiano's Little Italy, The Palm Restaurant, Mitchell's Fish Market, Seasons 52 and Grimaldi's Pizzeria.

"In this digital environment, we're continually looking to add tenants that offer an experience or provide something that you can't get online. Adding DICK'S Sporting Goods and Grimaldi's Pizzeria reflect this strategy," added Botsch. "You can't grab a slice of pizza or test a new set of clubs online."

About WestShore Plaza

WestShore Plaza is anchored by Macy's, JCPenney and Sears and is located at the corner of West Shore and Kennedy Blvds. in Tampa. Along with over 120 specialty shops, WestShore Plaza features a host of dining options including Maggiano's Little Italy, Mitchell's Fish Market, PF Chang's China Bistro, The Palm Restaurant and Seasons 52. For more information about WestShore Plaza, please visit WestShore Plaza is open Sunday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., holiday hours may vary.

WestShore Plaza is a joint venture property with Blackstone and Glimcher Realty Trust. WestShore Plaza is managed by Glimcher Realty Trust of Columbus, Ohio.

About Glimcher Realty Trust

Glimcher Realty Trust, a real estate investment trust, is a recognized leader in the ownership, management, acquisition and development of retail properties, including mixed use, open-air and enclosed regional malls as well as outlet centers. Glimcher owns material interests in and manages 29 properties with total gross leasable area totaling approximately 21.6 million square feet.

Glimcher Realty Trust's common shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "GRT." Glimcher Realty Trust's Series G, Series H, and Series I preferred shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols "GRTPRG", "GRTPRH," and "GRTPRI" respectively. Glimcher Realty Trust is a component of both the Russell 2000® Index, representing small cap stocks, and the Russell 3000® Index, representing the broader market. Glimcher® is a registered trademark of Glimcher Realty Trust. Visit

WestShore Plaza
Kristy Genna, 813-286-0792

© Business Wire 2013
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