PLAINVILLE - Dickâ€™s Sporting Goods in Plainville has closed its doors.
An automated voice messaging system confirmed that the â€ślocation has closed.â€ť
Plainville Town Manager Robert E. Lee said Dickâ€™s Sporting Goods had been in Plainville at least 15 years - as long as he has been town manager.
â€śI think that, unfortunately, this is a product of people buying online, versus going to stores nowadays,â€ť he said. â€śPeople have embraced the convenience of buying online, so there are less feet walking through the door. Every time you turn around, you hear about another store closing; itâ€™s unfortunate. I just heard that Macyâ€™s in Meriden was closing. This isnâ€™t something thatâ€™s unique to Plainville.â€ť
Attempts to reach Dickâ€™s Sporting Goodsâ€™ corporate office were unsuccessful.