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Downtown exercise equipment dealer moving into Sport Town location

July 14, 2018

Spokane Exercise Equipment is moving into the first-floor retail space of the Parkade in the location held by Sport Town for 27 years, according to Dru Hieber, Parkade Inc. president.

The move for Spokane Exercise equipment isn’t a big one, as it’s located not even a block from its current spot in the former Huppin’s building, 425 W. Main Ave. Its new address will be 511 W. Main. The move will allow the store’s owner, Patti Pettigrew, to showcase all of her equipment.

“She’s going to take the whole space …,” Hieber said. “She’s had to rent some warehouse space previously.”

Hieber said the exercise equipment store should be open in August.

In 2014, Pettigrew moved her store out of the Bennett Block, which is owned by Hieber. The move was partly precipitated by Hieber’s plans to renovate the historic block. With that work complete, the Bennett Block space now houses a Carhartt store.

Steve Warwick, the owner of Sport Town, decided to close his store when he heard about the arrival of the Nike outlet store in The M building, which is the former Macy’s building. He opened the Parkade location in 1991.

Warwick, who is running a sale to clear his Spokane merchandise, still has a Sport Town and adjoining fitness center in Colfax, where he lives.

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