‘Best running store in America’ expands in Central New York

— Fleet Feet Sports Syracuse, voted Best Running Store in America, is expanding its business in Central New York and will open a second store on Route 31 in Clay in addition to its current location on Bridge Street in DeWitt.

“Our decision to open in Clay was based on the continued sales growth we see from Baldwinsville, Clay, Cicero and northern portions of Liverpool,” said Ed Griffin, who co-owns of Fleet Feet Sports Syracuse with his wife, Ellen. “Our new store will allow us to better serve customers in these locales and also make it more convenient for our customers who travel to see us from Fulton and Oswego and Watertown. At the same time we will be able to help out many events in the northern suburbs and provide more opportunities for our growing staff.”

The new store will be located in the Marketfair North Shopping Center on Route 31, directly across the street from Great Northern Mall. With 5,000 square feet of space, the Clay Fleet Feet Sports store will feature the latest in running and walking footwear, casual footwear, clothing and accessories along with an indoor surface to wear-test footwear, video gait analysis for customers running or walking, and a community room for local event packet pickups, meetings, seminars and clinics.

“We are very excited to welcome the Best Running Store in America, Fleet Feet Sports Syracuse to Marketfair North Shopping Center,” said Vivian Fields, vice president of M & J Wilkow, the owner of Marketfair North. “I have worked with the Fleet Feet Sports Syracuse team during this process and can tell you that they are duty bound to follow through on the commitment to provide unparalleled service and support to all of their customers.”

The target date for opening is Nov. 1, and local construction company CBD Builders will be managing the project with interior design from 3 Dots Design, based in Boulder, Colorado.

Fleet Feet Sports Syracuse was established in 2000 and is known as a leader in the retail specialty running industry with unparalleled customer service, training programs, community programs and expert footwear fitting for athletes, medical patients, people with foot related problems or anyone seeking comfortable footwear.

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