Sport Chalet to open store in downtown L.A. mall Figat7th

Sport Chalet Inc., a longtime Southern California sporting goods retailer, has agreed to open a store in downtown Los Angeles.

The La Canada Flintridge company will put an outlet in Figat7th, a mall at the intersection of Figueroa and Seventh streets undergoing a $40-million makeover by landlord Brookfield Office Properties.

Sports Chalet will join Target as anchors in the mall, which is set to reopen in the fall. Target Inc. announced in 2010 that it would take over space formerly occupied by Macy’s and Bullock’s department stores. The new Target is to be an urban model that will be smaller than most and carry a different merchandise mix, with a heavy emphasis on food and household basics.

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-- Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times

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