retailer moves up the road

2011-04-13 00:00

A WELL-KNOWN Pietermaritzburg sporting goods retailer has moved to bigger premises in the CBD.

Jackson Sports, which was established in 1933, is operating out of 318 Victoria Road, having recently moved from 240 Victoria Road.

Owner Peter Jackson told The Witness that the new venue boasts a revamped store and that Jackson Sports has joined forces with Brand X, the company of his son, Dave.

Over the decades Jackson Sports has catered for sportsmen and -women, schools and clubs throughout KwaZulu-Natal.

“The move to new premises at 318 Victoria Road was prompted by the need for parking for ease of access and the proximity to a centre that boasts, among others, a cycle shop and a fishing and camping outlet,” says Jackson.“As an added extra Dave has located his promotional gifts and clothing outlet, Brand X, to the same premises.”

The move has already proved successful judging by the uptake in sales over the past few months.

The store specialises in stringing racquets and a variety of sporting equipment repairs.

“We were in the Blomeyer’s building for 15 years, where we had retail downstairs and the wholesale/admin section upstairs.

“The floor area we now occupy is virtually a third larger, allowing for an office on the floor for me for more personal interaction with customers …” ” says Jackson.

The business was established by his late father, Tim.

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