June 24, 2022 – Washington Co., WI – It was April 26, 2022 when WashingtonCountyInsider.com broke the story about Dunham’s Sports leasing space inside the former Boston Store/ Elder-Beerman location on Paradise Drive in West Bend, WI.
Now, two months later a buildout is underway and a sign announcing ‘Dunham’s Sports Coming Soon’ has been hung on the exterior of the building.
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Boston Store is in the West Bend Corporate Center, located west of Highway 45 and to the south of Paradise Drive. Scroll down to see what new store is opening this summer
According to Dunham’s website the shop is looking to fill six positions in US-WI-West Bend who wants to work in a “Fun, fast paced work environment, with variety in the day-to-day routine.” Click HERE for the job postings.
Dunham’s Sports is a national sporting goods chain. According to the corporate website it has stores in over 20 states. There are multiple Dunham’s in the Washington County area including a shop on N. Spring Street in Beaver Dam in neighboring Dodge County. That store opened in 2010.
There are also stores in Brookfield, West Allis, Franklin, Sheboygan and on a history note, if you traveled to Fond du Lac, you’ll remember Dunham’s had a huge spot in the old Forest Mall.
Click HERE for an awesome walk-thru video of the old Forest Mall from 2017
That corporate center and the neighboring standalone strip that used to be home to Pier 1 Imports is owned by City Pointe LLC of Brookfield which purchased the parcel in July 2021 for $3.6 million. The strip parcel on the south end of the property is currently home to Office Max, We Rock the Spectrum Kids Gym, Chen’s Buffet, Hassleless Mattress, GameStop, and further down there’s a Walmart.
Click HERE to see the other big box franchise opening in the strip. It was a story broken on WashingtonCountyInsider.com in May 2022.
This is a working story, and more information will be posted when details become available.