Edwin Watts golf shops to open in Sears stores

Posted April 22, 2010 at 12:28 p.m.

By Sandra M. Jones |
Sears Holdings Corp. signed an agreement with Edwin Watts Golf Shops
LLC to operate 12 golf shops inside Sears stores. The first in-store
golf shop is slated to open at Sears in Murray, Utah, by May 31. Others
are planned to open soon after at Sears stores in Hicksville, NY; Falls
Church, Va., and Friendswood, Texas. Another eight shops are slated to
open at Sears in Maryland, Illinois, New York, Florida and Kentucky.

The shops, ranging from 2,700 to 3,000 square feet, will be located near Sears electronics, tools and sporting goods department.

Edwin Watts Golf Shops, based in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., sells golf equipment and accessories at 70 U.S. stores, mainly in the Southeast. It is owned by an affiliate of private investment firm Sun Capital Partners Inc.


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