The Mexico Ledger - Mexico, MO
  • Major retailers punctuate upward construction trend in Osage Beach

  • Amid a rise in construction permits and speculation that two large retailers are looking at Osage Beach locations has city official anticipating a year of growth, development and new opportunities.
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  • Amid a rise in construction permits and speculation that two large retailers are looking at Osage Beach locations has city official anticipating a year of growth, development and new opportunities.
    With Dierbergs scheduled to open April 16, it now looks like Dick's Sporting Goods along with Bed Bath & Beyond will be joining the development on Osage Beach Parkway across from the Osage Beach Premium Outlets.
    City officials have not received confirmation from the retailers but the contractors said Dick's is scheduled for an opening date in late fall followed by Bed Bath and Beyond in the spring of 2014.
    That, combined with a strong trend in the number of construction permits issued in January, is good news for Osage Beach, according to City Administrator Nancy Viselli.
    January permits for 2013 doubled what was issued in 2012.
    The permits issued in January 2013 include a a single family home at $380,000, a single family home at $210,000, plus three duplexes at
    $183,000 each for a total of $1,292,000 on the residential end. Commercial added another $283,055.
    Completed commercial construction in 2012 totaled $14,441,957.
    The largest commercial developments included Dierbergs at $8.5 million,
    Prewitt's Point at $1.6 million, upgrades at Kapilana Estates at $897,547, and remodeling an existing building at
    Completed residential construction in 2012 totaled $3,404,231. The three largest residential projects were single family homes - $460,000, $424,000 and an addition to an existing home totaling $691,906.
    About Dick's Sporting Goods
    Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. is a full-line sporting goods retailer that offers a diverse assortment of brand name sporting equipment, apparel and footwear. The company owns and operates Golf Galaxy, LLC, a golf specialty retailer and eCommerce websites and catalog operations for both Dick's Sporting Goods and Golf Galaxy.
    The company was founded in 1948 by 18-year-old Dick Stack who was working at an Army surplus store in Binghamton, N.Y. Approached by the store owner to create a list of products needed to create a fishing tackle business, the owner disapproved of Stack's idea, causing Stack to quit his position. Through encouragement and dedication from his grandmother, Stack decided to build his own business based on the idea. By 1958, he expanded his product line to include much of what can be found at Dick's Sporting Goods today. Ed Stack, Dick’s son, is the current CEO and Chairman of Dick's Sporting Goods. He and his siblings bought the store from their father and are responsible for taking two stores and growing the chain to over 500 stores. Dick’s family continues to offer the finest quality products at competitive prices, backed by the best service anywhere.
    Dick's Sporting Goods headquarters is Coraopolis, Penn.
    About Bed Bath & Beyond
    Founded in 1971, Bed Bath & Beyond, a Fortune 500 and Forbes 2000 establishment, is a one-stop shop for customers seeking a wide assortment of domestics merchandise and home furnishings. The company's objective is to be customers' first choice for products and services in the areas the company operates, focusing on providing satisfactory customer service, sustaining an extensive assortment of products, providing everyday low prices and introducing new merchandise offerings.
    Page 2 of 2 - Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. and subsidiaries operates a chain of retail stores under the names Bed Bath & Beyond in the United States and Canada. Additional chain and retail stores include World Market, Cost Plus World Market, World Market Stores, Christmas Tree Shops, Harmon, Harmon Face Values and buybuy BABY in the United States. The company maintains a joint partnership, operating stores in Mexico under the name “Home & More”.
    Bed Bath & Beyond headquarters is located in Union, N.J.
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