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    Best Sporting Goods Store

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    Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

    Best sporting goods BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2016
    Type of Award » Consumer Culture
    Picked By » Readers
    Dick's Sporting Goods

    Best sporting goods BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2015
    Type of Award » Consumer Culture
    Picked By » Readers
    Dick's Sporting Goods
    And other metro Atlanta locations.

    Best sporting goods BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2014
    Type of Award » Consumer Culture
    Picked By » Readers
    Dick's Sporting Goods

    Best sporting goods BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2013
    Type of Award » Consumer Culture
    Picked By » Readers
    Dick's Sporting Goods

    Best sporting goods BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2012
    Type of Award » Consumer Culture
    Picked By » Readers
    Dick's Sporting Goods
    And other metro Atlanta locations.

    Best sporting goods BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2011
    Type of Award » Consumer Culture
    Picked By » Readers
    Dick's Sporting Goods

    Best sporting goods BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2010
    Type of Award » Consumer Culture
    Picked By » Readers
    Dick's Sporting Goods

    And other metro Atlanta locations.


    Runner-up: REI


    1800 Northeast Expressway, 404-633-6508, and other metro Atlanta locations. www.rei.com.


    Best sporting goods BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2009
    Type of Award » Consumer Culture
    Picked By » Readers
    Dick's Sporting Goods

    And other metro Atlanta locations.


    Runner-up
    Sports Authority
    2963 Cobb Parkway, #A, 770-955-6662, www.sportsauthority.com
    And other metro Atlanta locations.

    Best Sporting Goods BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2008
    Type of Award » Consumer Culture
    Picked By » Readers
    Dick's Sporting Goods

    Best Sporting Goods BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2007
    Type of Award » Consumer Culture
    Picked By » Readers
    Dick's Sporting Goods
    Multiple metro Atlanta locations.

    Best Sporting Goods BOA Award Winner

    Dick's Sporting Goods

    Best Sporting Goods BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2006
    Type of Award » Consumer Culture
    Picked By » Readers
    Dick's Sporting Goods
    And other metro area locations.

    Best Sporting Goods BOA Award Winner

    Dick's Sporting Goods

    Best Sporting Goods BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2005
    Type of Award » Consumer Culture
    Picked By » Readers
    Dick's Sporting Goods
    3535 Peachtree Road 404-267-0200; and other locations www.dickssportinggoods.com

    Best Sporting Goods store BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2005
    Type of Award » Consumer Culture
    Picked By » Critics
    Phidippides
    Both novice and expert runners know that if they want to save their soles (and ankles, or calves) they need to head to PHIDIPPIDES. Staffed by some of the most knowledgeable salespeople you’ll find in the city, these guys will not rest until they’ve analyzed your every movement quirkmore...

    Both novice and expert runners know that if they want to save their soles (and ankles, or calves) they need to head to PHIDIPPIDES. Staffed by some of the most knowledgeable salespeople you’ll find in the city, these guys will not rest until they’ve analyzed your every movement quirk and determined the best shoe to keep you jogging safely. Each fitting requires a light jog up and down their floor in several different styles of shoes and lots of questions to make sure you’re as comfortable with the decision as they are.
    1544 Piedmont Road, 404-875-4268; 220 Sandy Springs Circle, Sandy Springs, 404-255-6149. www.phidippides.com.

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    Best Sporting Goods BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2004
    Type of Award » Consumer Culture
    Picked By » Readers
    Galyan's Trading Co.

    Best Sporting Goods BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2003
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Readers
    Galyan's

    Best Sporting Goods BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2002
    Type of Award » Consumer Culture
    Picked By » Readers
    Galyan's

    Best Sporting Goods BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2002
    Type of Award » Consumer Culture
    Picked By » Critics
    REI
    Tackling the Great Outdoors can require a host of equipment. REI offers a mix of hearty tools for both the Nature Pro and the novice who thinks that hiking to the mailbox is an outdoor adventure. There's lotsa basics - mountain bikes, tents, flashlights, batteries - plus some upscale accoutrements thatmore...
    Tackling the Great Outdoors can require a host of equipment. REI offers a mix of hearty tools for both the Nature Pro and the novice who thinks that hiking to the mailbox is an outdoor adventure. There's lotsa basics - mountain bikes, tents, flashlights, batteries - plus some upscale accoutrements that provide comfort to even the most dedicated couch potato (say, a collapsible champagne flute, or the dried macaroni and cheese). "1800 N.E. Expressway, 404-633-6508; 1165 Perimeter Center West, 770-901-9200. www.rei.com." less...

    Best Sporting Goods Store BOA Award Winner

    Galyan's

    Best Sporting Goods Store BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2000
    Type of Award » Consumer Culture
    Picked By » Readers
    Galyan's
    A relative newcomer to the Atlanta market, Galyan's has quickly set the standard for selection in sporting goods. Its cavernous Buckhead location may overwhelm first-time visitors, but an intuitive layout keeps the hikers, runners and skaters happily separate in far corners of the store. Add to thismore...
    A relative newcomer to the Atlanta market, Galyan's has quickly set the standard for selection in sporting goods. Its cavernous Buckhead location may overwhelm first-time visitors, but an intuitive layout keeps the hikers, runners and skaters happily separate in far corners of the store. Add to this an ever-popular rock-climbing wall, and Galyan's proves that shopping for athletic gear can be a spectator sport. less...

    Best Sporting Goods Store BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2000
    Type of Award » Consumer Culture
    Picked By » Critics
    Phidippides
    It may not have a four-story rock-climbing wall or a line of advanced kayak equipment, but Phidippides is big on one thing: service. Named for the legendary Athenian hero who ran 152 miles in two days, this shop is Mount Olympus for Atlanta's running community. Don't be surprised if the employees askmore...
    It may not have a four-story rock-climbing wall or a line of advanced kayak equipment, but Phidippides is big on one thing: service. Named for the legendary Athenian hero who ran 152 miles in two days, this shop is Mount Olympus for Atlanta's running community. Don't be surprised if the employees ask you to do a test run when you're trying on shoes; it's just another bit of service you won't find at the big-box stores. less...

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