Sport Chalet, a specialty sporting goods retailer, received the 2013 Silver Design and Development Award from the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). The accolade recognizes Sport Chalet's FIGat7th Downtown Los Angeles location for its professional store design and contribution to the success of the overall retail industry.
On the heels of this summer's grand opening, Sport Chalet's FIGat7th
next generation store reflects innovative design elements, including
flexible fixtures and modules that allow the store's footprint to be
transformed within hours. It also houses the brand's landmark Expert
Center, which is located in the middle of the store and boasts an open
arena for hosting classes and clinics that encourage consumers of all
experience levels to discover something new and embrace an active
Designed by the Los Angeles office of Gensler, the leading global
design firm, the concept provides a distinct visual identity that
elevates the retailer's offerings as the go-to urban resource for
sporting gear, advice and support from Sport Chalet's resident staff of
"We wanted to create a store experience that matched the brand's
aesthetic, and appealed to a particular audience of active city
dwellers," said Craig Levra, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of
Sport Chalet. "For us, the FIGat7th location defines the future of
retail and how our stores must remain agile to meet the evolving needs
of today's consumers. It's extremely rewarding to be recognized for this
innovative achievement that reflects the passions and vision of our
team at Sport Chalet."
ICSC announced the winners of the 2013 U.S. Design and Development
Awards during an awards ceremony at ICSC's annual CenterBuild Conference
in Phoenix, Ariz. The competition was open to shopping center owners,
developers, management companies, architects, designers, retailers, or
other professionals responsible for any retail project or retail store
design that demonstrated unusual development or redevelopment
characteristics with a high degree of creativity and uniqueness within
the continental U.S.
The competition focused on four general categories:
Innovative Design and Construction of a New Project; Renovation or
Expansion of an Existing Project; Sustainable Design; and Retail Store
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Founded in 1957, ICSC is the premier global trade association of the
shopping center industry. Its more than 60,000 members in over 100
countries include shopping center owners, developers, managers,
marketing specialists, investors, retailers and brokers, as well as
academics and public officials. As the global industry trade
association, ICSC links with more than 25 national and regional shopping
center councils throughout the world.
For more information, visit www.icsc.org.
About Sport Chalet
Sport Chalet (Nasdaq:SPCHA) (Nasdaq:SPCHB)
is a premier, full service specialty sporting goods retailer featuring
the industry's top sports brands in apparel, footwear, and sports
equipment. Founded in 1959 by Norbert Olberz, the company has 52 stores
in Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah; an online store at www.sportchalet.com;
a Team Sales division; and offers more than 50 specialty services for
the sports enthusiast, including online same day delivery, climbing,
backcountry skiing, ski mountaineering, avalanche education, and
mountain trekking instruction, car rack installation, snowboard and ski
rental and repair, Scuba training and certification, Scuba boat
charters, team sales, gait analysis, baseball/softball glove steaming
and lacing, racquet stringing, and bicycle tune-up and repair at its
For more information, visit Sport Chalet at www.sportchalet.com.
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