Fleet Feet Expands Georgia Footprint with New Store Opening in Pooler
Locally owned-and-operated running retailer to open on October 29
October 28, 2020 // Franchising.com // CARRBORO, N.C. - Fleet Feet announces the opening of its newest locally owned location, a 1,400 square foot store opening on October 29 in Pooler, Ga. Mike Nadeau, current owner of the Fleet Feet located in Savannah, Ga., will open this second location in the Shops at Lakeside Village at 1702 Pooler Parkway. The Pooler store marks the brand’s ninth location in the state and second in the Savannah metro area.
“Fleet Feet has been the heart of the Savannah running community for nearly two decades, and we couldn’t be more excited for Mike as he brings the brand’s magnetic, community-centric focus closer to the residents of Pooler,” says Robyn Goby, vice president of development for Fleet Feet. “Mike’s proven himself to be a charismatic and effective leader who encourages and supports others on their personal health and fitness journey. First as a long-time customer and now as a current owner, Mike embodies the true essence of Fleet Feet, and I know will lead the Pooler store staff to deliver above and beyond expectations.”
Nadeau took over ownership of the Savannah store, originally opened in 2002 by Robert and Cookie Espinoza, in 2018. Prior to Fleet Feet, Nadeau served in the Air Force and completed tours in seven countries over the span of a decade. Upon leaving the military, he gained valuable experience in the beverage industry with a focus on leadership and staff development. Buoyed by the store’s success since taking ownership, Nadeau identified an opportunity for expansion that would help serve more customers in the Savannah metro area.
“Pooler has rapidly grown over the years, and I’ve had the pleasure of building relationships with many of the community’s runners, walkers and fitness enthusiasts at our Savannah store,” says Mike Nadeau. “It’s time we brought the brand’s personalized solutions and services a little closer to these residents, as together we can continue building a healthier and active running and walking community.”
Fleet Feet will open with the brand’s exclusive personalized outfitting experience, fit id®, which includes 3D foot scanning and has helped Fleet Feet stores nationwide find footwear solutions for over two million people since 2017. On grand opening day, guests can participate in a raffle for a chance to win items from Brooks, Hoka and more.
For more information, and to stay up-to-date on upcoming events and plans, visit the store’s Facebook page or online.
About Fleet Feet
Founded in 1976, Fleet Feet is the largest franchisor of locally owned and operated running stores with 181 locations in 37 states and a national headquarters in Carrboro, N.C. Committed to offering personalized outfitting, robust running programs and rewards, community support and outreach, and 24 / 7 brand access at their website, each Fleet Feet location serves runners based on the belief that RUNNING CHANGES EVERYTHING®. Stay inspired, motivated, and connected @fleetfeet.
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