A national sporting goods store based in Birmingham, Alabama announced this week that it will locate a new store in Whitesburg.
Hibbett Sporting Goods Inc. said it plans to open the new location this fall at 136 Parkway Plaza Loop (next to Save-A-Lot). Company officials say they anticipate employing eight full and part-time team employees.
Hibbett operates more than 879 full-line sporting goods stores in small to mid-sized markets, predominantly in the Southeast, Mid- Atlantic and Midwest. The company has 51 locations in the state of Kentucky alone, including stores in Hazard and Pikeville. Hibbett also has a store in Norton, Va.