West Long Branch: Dick's Sporting Goods will be hosting a Grand Opening celebration May 25th through May 27 at the Consumer Centre, Highway 36 in West Long Branch. Preview days are May 23rd and 24th with Dick's employees stocking and selling the latest retail addition to West Long Branch.
For the Grand Opening, customers will receive the chance to win great prizes and meet special guests, with former New York right fielder Darryl Strawberry to appear in West Long Branch. (Customers will need to get there early if you want an autograph though. Wristbands will be handed out in advance and will be on a limited basis.)
The retail chain will add about 70 new jobs to the community and a welcome site to the center since the closing of Sports Authority.