Big 5 Sporting Goods is coming to the Grand Valley

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT) -- Big 5 is coming to the Grand Valley.

The sporting goods store sells clothing and shoes, outdoor, fishing and hunting gear, and equipment for sports. Everything from golf and soccer to ice hockey and pickleball.

The words “now accepting applications” appear on a vacant building.

That building is on a wing of the same shopping center that houses Planet Fitness and the Dollar Tree on North Avenue.

“I suppose it’s good for our economy," Grady Lee Palmer, a local shopper said, "I support local businesses, but big box stores are good as well.”

Employees at an independent gear shop downtown said their business wasn’t hurt when REI came to town. They also said Big 5's sports equipment offerings might be something to look forward to, filling a void left behind by Sports Authority.