The athletic apparel retailers to relocate from University Square Mall to Fowler Plaza South
TAMPA, FL — Champs Sports and Footaction, both divisions of Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL), have signed leases to relocate the company’s University Square Mall stores in Tampa to Fowler Plaza South, a highly visible strip center located directly across from the mall and near the University of South Florida.
Champs Sports new 5,600 square foot store occupies the center’s end cap and has been designed to allow Champs Sports and its vendor partners to tell key stories in new and creative ways, enhancing the customer shopping experience. Champs Sports is one of the largest mall-based specialty athletic footwear and apparel retailers in North America. Its product categories include athletic footwear and apparel, and sport-lifestyle inspired accessories.
Footaction opened a 5,200 square foot store in the same center. Footaction offers the latest footwear, apparel and accessories from Nike, Jordan, adidas, UGG, FILA, Vans, Champion, American Stitch, Wu Wear, DNM, Dope and more.
Both stores opened at the new location May 16th. Pat DeWitt of Florida Retail Partners, an X Team partner, brokered the leases on behalf of the center’s owner with Martin Hennessy & Vanesa Rodriguez of Katz & Associates representing Foot Locker, Inc. The new locations give Champs Sports and Footaction much higher visibility and direct store access for their customers according to DeWitt. With these two leases Fowler Plaza South located at Fowler Avenue and 22nd Street is 95% leased.
Champs Sports and Footaction are a part of Foot Locker, Inc., a specialty athletic retailer that operates approximately 3,310 stores in 24 countries in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Through its Footaction, Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Champs Sports, SIX:02, Runners Point, and Sidestep retail stores, as well as its direct-to-customer channels, including footaction.com, footlocker.com, eastbay.com and six02.com, the Company is a leading provider of athletic footwear and apparel.
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About Katz & Associates
Katz & Associates is a leading retail real estate firm, with over 20 years in the business, representing over 100 retailers and restaurants to secure locations, and represent over 8,000,000 square feet of retail for Landlords helping to identify and secure high quality retailers. Contact: VanesaRodriguez@dkatz.com.
About Florida Retail Partners
X Team partner Florida Retail Partners was founded in 1997 and currently has four Florida Retail Real Estate Specialists all with over twenty years of experience. The company’s focus has always been on retail tenant and landlord representation on Florida’s West Coast and Central Florida. This exclusive focus on retail includes diverse assignments ranging from tenant representation, land sales and consulting to leasing of both distressed properties in need of turnaround and upscale mixed-use projects with very specific co-tenancy parameters.
About X Team
X Team is an international alliance of retail real estate specialists with offices located in major cities throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. X Team partners average more than 20 years of industry experience, with expertise in major markets worldwide, specializing in tenant, property and developer/landlord representation, workout services, property dispositions and retail investments. X Team services include transaction negotiation, portfolio analysis, lease valuations, acquisitions, and asset assessment and valuation. For more information, please visit www.xteam.net.