We get a LOT of people emailing us and putting stuff on Facebook and Twitter about where we should open stores. Basically, according to hockey players, we should have at least one store in every state! We wish we could! But it's more complicated than just popping a sign up and stuffing gear in the store. We could go on for hours about this, but you'd be bored stuff.
The point of today's post is pretty exciting - we ARE opening new stores in 2012 and the first announcement is a big one - we're bringing our huge hockey stores to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In multiple locations. And we are super-excited about it. Not only will we get to finally see the Consol Energy Center (hey, it's ok to be a little selfish!), but it also means Pure Hockey, Pure Goalie and Commonwealth Lacrosse are setting up shop in what we believe is a fast-growing hockey market STARVING for a first-rate hockey store. If you're from Pittsburgh and you are reading this, click here to see what's in store for you. We are currently taking applications and resumes for people to work in the stores (just go to our careers page and fill out the online form) and we'll have announcements forthcoming shortly on specific locations. Suffice it to say, we've done our homework.
Here's the Press Release:
Franklin, MA, January 25, 2012
TSG Enterprises, LLC announces that its individual and unique specialty stores, Pure Hockey, Pure Goalie and Commonwealth Lacrosse (“ComLax”), will each open a retail store in multiple locations in the Pittsburgh, PA area. The stores will represent TSG Enterprises’ first retail stores in the state of Pennsylvania and opening is scheduled for Spring 2012. Standard promotional activities and giveaways are planned. The separate entities have had customer demand for locations in Pennsylvania and are the largest hockey equipment and lacrosse equipment stores in the U.S.A.
David Nectow, President of parent company TSG Enterprises, LLC., commented, "We are very excited to be establishing a multiple-store presence in the Pittsburgh metro area. The reason we are coming to Pittsburgh is that we see a hockey and lacrosse rich community there and feel that there is demand for specialty stores that offer a unique shopping experience - a large format along with a very broad level of product and service offerings. We've been successful in the Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, New Jersey and Rhode Island markets and know that this will translate very well in Pennsylvania. We are confident that the new stores in the area will be great additions to our expanding retail portfolio.”
About Pure Hockey: Pure Hockey sells hockey equipment from all major brands such as Bauer, CCM, Reebok, Warrior, Easton, Vaughn and Brians (plus many more) and designs and markets fashion-forward and custom made apparel for its online and retail shoppers. The Company offers stick & skate buyback programs, a low-price guarantee and has seven retail locations in Massachusetts, including Berlin, Braintree, Danvers, Franklin, Kingston, Medford and Needham, along with three stores in New Hampshire, including Nashua, NH, Dover, NH and Exeter, NH. Pure Hockey also operates stores in Warwick, RI, Norwalk, CT and Fairfield, NJ.
About ComLax: Comlax sells lacrosse equipment from all major brands such as Brine, STX, Maverik, Reebok, Warrior and many more and also designs and markets fashion-forward and custom made apparel for its online and retail shoppers. The Company has eight retail locations in Massachusetts, including Berlin, Braintree, Danvers, Framingham, Franklin, Kingston, Medford and Needham, along with additional stores in Dover, NH, Nashua, NH, , Norwalk, CT and Fairfield, NJ.
About Pure Goalie: Pure Goalie sells hockey goalie equipment from all major brands such as Bauer, CCM, Reebok, Warrior, Vaughn and Brians (plus many more). The Company offers stick buyback programs, a low-price guarantee and has six retail locations, including Berlin, MA, Braintree, MA, Dover, NH, Warwick, RI, Norwalk, CT and Fairfield, NJ.
If you have any questions or want to talk to us about advertising or anything else related to our store openings in Pittsburgh, PA this spring, please do not hesitate to reach out to us via our Customer Service group at 866-PURE-HOCKEY.