By Maria Halkias. Toys R Us vacated the space last summer when the chain, saddled with debt, was forced to liquidate in bankruptcy. Retailers and restaurants were tabling all their new store plans, making it a tough time to open a new shopping center. The shopping center changed hands and slowly filled its space in stages.
By Maria Halkias. Dick's Sporting Goods, which acquired Austin-based Golfsmith out of bankruptcy in October, is closing 59 Golfsmith stores and keeping 30 open. In Texas, 10 stores already have or will close by the end of the year. Locally, the Golfsmith in Arlington at West Interstate 20 will remain open.