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Old 08-26-2010, 10:49 AM
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I just read that there are going to build a new Academy Sports on Hwy. 124 in Snellville. It's going in at the corner of 124 and Janmar near the Lowes. I can't wait. I've heard great things about Academy, but just too lazy to drive up to Athens to check them out. I wonder if this will put a dent in the BPS.
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Old 08-26-2010, 11:00 AM
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I just read that there are going to build a new Academy Sports on Hwy. 124 in Snellville. It's going in at the corner of 124 and Janmar near the Lowes. I can't wait. I've heard great things about Academy, but just too lazy to drive up to Athens to check them out. I wonder if this will put a dent in the BPS.
I'll let you know when it gets permitted. The plans have not come in yet and probably will be at least an 12-18 month construction.

I think it will put a dent in the BPS, besides the Dick's in Loganville there isnt anywhere else to go in the area.
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Old 08-26-2010, 11:15 AM
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Sweet! Ive always wanted to go to Academy, but Athens is too far of a drive for me right now. I think there is one in Macon, but everytime I'm passing by I go to BPS and forget all about Academy.
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Old 08-26-2010, 11:18 AM
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yes!!! keep us posted, troutman3k
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Old 08-26-2010, 11:24 AM
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You will enjoy Academy I quit shopping At BPS in Macon and go a little further to get to academy . There prices are so much lower. Great customer service also.
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Old 08-26-2010, 11:30 AM
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Academy is MUCH cheaper than BPS. Not quite as big of a selection, but they still have a TON of fishing stuff. One thing I don't like is their lack of flyfishing stuff. Just a few cheap reels and fly lines.
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Old 08-26-2010, 01:11 PM
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That’s great news…..Academy is a great store and the one in Athens stepped up BIG TIME and sponsored the Sportsman Living Bass Classic held a couple weeks ago at Bear Creek. Top Notch folks who were so generous and helpful!

I got nothing but the utmost respect for them! Keep us posted Trout…..I’ll drive to Snellville to shop there!
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Old 08-26-2010, 02:09 PM
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I knew Cletus would be excited about this.
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Old 08-26-2010, 06:44 PM
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I guess we'll just have to stick with Gable's and Natures Tacklebox over here on the west side. Academy is a fine store.
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Old 08-26-2010, 06:46 PM
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Dang, we need one in McDonough real bad....

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Old 08-26-2010, 06:51 PM
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i miss home (san antonio) where there is an academy on every block!! (academy was started there in the early 1900's)
Georgia just doesn't have the selection I'm used to. Academy, Gander Mountain, Sportsmans Warehouse, Cabelas, & BPS
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Old 08-26-2010, 06:54 PM
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Great news!!

I visited my daughter in Greenville, SC a few weeks ago. They have an Academy and we visited that store. I was very impressed with their fishing department and the selection they offered. It was not as large as BPS but their pricing definitely looked better!! They also carried products that I have had to order via the Internet because BPS does not carry them.

I will definitely drive to Snellville to visit this Academy.
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Old 08-26-2010, 07:11 PM
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I like Academy, especially their crankbaits. Some look suspiciously like a Lucky Craft but are 4 bones. Having both in Macon makes my monthly Macon run a little more spendy.
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Old 08-26-2010, 07:25 PM
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Old 08-28-2010, 07:18 PM
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Academy is awsome, I'm lucky to have one about twenty miles away and honestly I don't know what I did befor except do without and spend more money othe places. You will not be dissapointed.
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Old 08-28-2010, 08:20 PM
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i like academy but their selection obviously isnt as good. i find that if you are buying anything in bulk that bps still is cheaper, like some more expensive hooks etc come in per 5 pack at academy but 25 pack per at bps. thats the only thing i dont like as much, i live in between the academy in athens and the bps in lawrenceville so i just go to whichever depending on what i need
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hey pmang theres one in chattanogga only a little over an hour away way worth the drive.
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we need one bad in northwest georgia. Marietta, Acworth, or Cartersville would be excellent. We don't have any major stores over this way. I love to visit Academy Sports.
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That's great. I always stop in at the one in Birmingham when I visit my parents.
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They also need to bring Cabelas...but Academy is awesome! Prices are way better there.
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Theres an Academy in Gadsden, AL.
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You will enjoy Academy I quit shopping At BPS in Macon and go a little further to get to academy . There prices are so much lower. Great customer service also.
All true.

But be a little cautious at the current Academy location. Broad daytime is probably OK, but it definitely is pretty near to gangstaville in the current location.
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Old 09-02-2010, 08:18 PM
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I guess the demographics in Snellville have finally degraded to a point that they will build there. Seems they always have Academy Sports in the worst areas. I use to enjoy going to the one in Macon when I was down that way, but now I won't even go to that side of town. The one in Athens is a little better, but still not in the high rent district.
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I guess the demographics in Snellville have finally degraded to a point that they will build there. Seems they always have Academy Sports in the worst areas. I use to enjoy going to the one in Macon when I was down that way, but now I won't even go to that side of town. The one in Athens is a little better, but still not in the high rent district.
Really? Or maybe it has to do with the fact that there are 80-90k cars each way (north and south) a day on Highway 124. Thats probably it. Im not sure a major retailer would locate in an area with poor demographics. Poor people dont spend money on luxury items, not exactly sure what you are trying to say?

The peice of property that Academy is locating on is in the middle of a very robust business district.
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Old 09-03-2010, 08:18 AM
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Really? Or maybe it has to do with the fact that there are 80-90k cars each way (north and south) a day on Highway 124. Thats probably it. Im not sure a major retailer would locate in an area with poor demographics. Poor people dont spend money on luxury items, not exactly sure what you are trying to say?

The peice of property that Academy is locating on is in the middle of a very robust business district.
I am fully aware of the demographics of Snellville. I lived there since 1970 and moved away from the change in scenery 3 years ago. Just ask the retailers that pulled out of the Avenues a mile or two up the road how the demographics have changed.

Numbers in population and traffic do not equate to prime income earners in demographics.Why didn't SA choose instead to build over on Hwy 20 between Grayson and Loganville where the traffic is equivelant but the demographics are better and future growth is on the incline, instead of decline? Or on Hwy 78 between Loganville & Monroe? or even between Snellville & Loganville? I can think of many better locations with future growth potential.
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