Sports Authority opening new store in Fairview City Centre

January 13, 2014 


Sporting goods retailer Sports Authority in Fairview Heights will relocate and open a new store in town two months from now.

The business is leaving Fairview Heights Plaza on Ludwig Drive and will move to the new Fairview City Centre being developed on the northwest corner of Illinois 159 and Lincoln Trail. The grand opening will be held on March 28.

The store will be part of a shopping center that will also house organic grocery store Fresh Thyme Farmers Market as well as Office Max, which had operated at the former shopping center that had existed there until last year. Petco has remained at its same location and is a part of the new retail center. More tenants are expected. Stay tuned.

A local Asian market has retired after 18 years in business. Chong's Oriental Market has closed at 5801 Old Collinsville Road in Fairview Heights. The business and the store space may be sold. Call 618-210-9601 to find out more.

Once Upon A Child has reopened in Fairview Heights after undergoing interior remodeling and expanding the store space. You can find the used children's clothing store at 10850 Lincoln Trail or call them at 618-394-0190.

Drexel House of Drapes in Shiloh is marking its 60th year in business this month. The McAlister family has been running the window treatment retail store since it was founded in East St. Louis in 1954. Second-generation owner Jack McAlister said the business was named after the phone exchange it had in East St. Louis. Since 1973, the business has operated at 3721 Lebanon Ave. You call them at 618-624-5415.

And finally, many readers have inquired about Stephanie Frankhauser and her clock repair business that was recently featured on this page two weeks ago. Frankhauser has recently expanded her Urbana-Champaign-based business, L&S Clock Repair, into Belleville. You can find here at 2412 Richland Prairie Blvd. or call her at 618-234-4401. She also has a website,, and can be contacted via e-mail at

Contact reporter Will Buss at or 618-239-2526.

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