Retailer Dick’s Sporting Goods has leased 51,173 square feet in the commercial space formerly occupied by a Kmart department store on Apalachee Parkway at Blair Stone Road.
Scott Ireland, vice president of The Ireland Companies, said construction has started on the new store, which is anticipated to open in time for the fall.
Kmart closed there last summer and had a total of 84,000 square feet in the shopping center. Ireland, whose company owns the property, said negotiations continue with two national companies for the remaining space.
Also leased is an outparcel that will be occupied by Califormia-based BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse. That construction has started, too.
Ireland said the Kmart’s old garden center space will be removed and the retail building extended and finished off, which will create room for some additional small shops.