PGA TOUR Superstore will be taking over most of the location that was formerly home to Shoppers at 5100 Nicholson Lane in White Flint Plaza, according to a report from Washington Business Journals. Construction is ongoing at Aldi, which is taking over the other side of the old Shoppers location.
PGA TOUR Superstore is one of the biggest retailers in the golf industry, with more than 40 locations in 16 states. They opened a location in nearby Fairfax last year. All stores are staffed with certified teaching professionals, state-of-the-art swing simulators and hitting bays, an expansive putting green, and an in-house club making and repair facility. Each location also offers an extensive assortment of men’s, women’s and junior’s golf clubs, footwear, accessories, golf balls and multiple lines of apparel for men, women and juniors.
“PGA TOUR Superstore is recognized as the retail authority for golfers who want to shop like the pros and have access to ‘all things golf,’” said PGA TOUR Superstore President and CEO Dick Sullivan. “Our professional expertise and interactive environment inspires all types of golfers – from beginners to scratch golfers – to play the game and find everything they need under one roof.”
No opening date has been set, as plenty of work needs to go into the location.
We spoke with management at Shoppers in Germantown this morning and were told that the grocery store recently signed a new lease and will remain in the area for the foreseeable future. An announcement was made back in 2018 that UNFI would acquire SUPERVALU, the parent company of Shoppers grocery stores. At the time, UNFI was clear in its plan to divest the retail business, which included the Shoppers Food banner.
UNFI then announced an agreement to sell 13 Shoppers locations to three separate grocery operators. They continued to own the Rockville and Germantown stores, but ended up keeping just the Germantown store. The Rockville location closed in January 2020 and Aldi will be moving in soon.
The Glenmont location was one of the locations that was sold, and Lidl opened in that location in February of this year. UNFI has invested in advertising and worked on pricing at the Germantown location to remain competitive and profitable as they move forward. The location is open from 6am until midnight every day and is one of few grocery stores in Montgomery County that offers beer and wine.