Sports Authority Building May Have Replacement Stores Scheduled

Two new businesses may be signing a lease for the vacant Sports Authority Building

The September 6 City of Glendora Planning Commission meeting may have brought a bit of closure to a new structure in the Glendora Marketplace. Two businesses are looking at the newly built Sports Authority building, left vacant from the sporting chain announcing bankruptcy earlier in the year.

Image of what the Aldi building may appear like. *Image courtesy of City of Glendora Planning Commission.

Image of what the Aldi building may appear like. *Image courtesy of City of Glendora Planning Commission.

Aldi, an international grocery chain, has inquired about signing a lease for the portion of the vacant building, taking up approximately 20,000 sqft. of the 35,000 sqft. building. You can learn more about them at the company’s website.

Guitar Center has also shown interest in signing a lease for the remaining 15,000 sqft. or so remaining in the building. There is a minimum sqft code amendment that would need to be adopted. This is according to City of Glendora Planning Director Jeff Kugel, in his statements during the Planning Commission meeting on September 6.

Construction on the new Chick-Fil-A/Pick Up Stix building along Glendora Marketplace Dr.

Construction on the new Chick-Fil-A/Pick Up Stix building along Glendora Marketplace Dr.

As previously announced, Chick-Fil-A will occupy a new pad being built in front of the Sports Authority building, just along Glendora Marketplace Drive. Pick Up Stix, an Asian fusion fast food chain, will be joining them.

In addition, many resdients have inquired about the structure being built in the rear of Chili’s, lower in the Diamond Ridge Center.

According to the city website, it is not yet determined but the developer is building a 7,000 sqft. building designed to “accommodate food and commercial uses, including restaurants, though no tenants have yet been announced.”

It goes on to say “The building could be divided into as many as 4 separate suites and is being developed to mirror the architectural theme of the existing shopping center, while also providing areas for outdoor seating.”

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