The ownership of 27 Just Sports sporting apparel and merchandise is changing, but the stores' name will remain the same.
Fanzz, a sports clothing chain based in Salt Lake City, announced Monday that it has purchased the 27 Just Sports stores in the Pacific Northwest. Eighteen of those stores are in Washington including stores at Olympia's Westfield Capital Mall, Tacoma Mall, South Hill Mall, the Outlet Collection in Auburn (formerly the Supermall), and Southcenter.
Fanzz in a press release said that the acquisition is expected to increase its sales volume by 25 percent. Fanzz owns and operates 122 stores in 22 states.
The apparel company said it will enhance the Just Sports stores' merchandise by mid-October. It intends to remodel and upgrade those stores over the next several months while retaining the Just Sports name.
“As one of the largest sports apparel and merchandise retailers in the country, Fanzz is committed to enhancing the customer experience and delivering the best products to sports fans in Seattle,” Fanzz President Bob Hyde said in a press release.