Signs are up announcing Modell's Sporting Goods as the replacement for City Sports in Penn Quarter/Chinatown. The small City Sports chain closed all of its stores after declaring bankruptcy last October. Modell's is actually acquiring leases from three former City Sports locations, including one each in Philadelphia and Boston.
Modell's is based in New York, NY and has over 150 stores in the Northeast; from Virginia all the way up to New Hampshire. Modell's already has 3 stores in the District: DCUSA in Columbia Heights, Hechinger Mall in Carver-Langston, and a limited access store inside of the Verizon Center in Penn Quarter.
The new store will be located at 715 7th St NW and should open sometime this spring.