The outdoor hunting and fishing retail store Field & Stream is one step closer to building a new store at the Capital City Mall.
The proposed store received a positive recommendation this week from the Lower Allen Township planning commission. Field & Stream is owned by Dick’s Sporting Goods and has three locations thus far, two in Pennsylvania.
A 50,300-square-foot building would be constructed at the site of the former Toys "R" Us, said Timothy Diehl, project manager for consulting engineers J. Michael Brill and Associates Inc. The current building will be demolished, he added.
Field & Stream, which is not affiliated with the longtime outdoor magazine of the same name, currently has stores in Cranberry Township and Erie in Pennsylvania and Crescent Springs in Kentucky. New stores in Cary, N.C., and Columbus, Ohio, are slated to open next month.
The plans now go to the Lower Allen commissioners, who will have final approval. Diehl deferred comment on the construction timeline to Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust, which owns the mall.
PREIT marketing director Heather Ernst said there is no specific time frame for the store to open, but it will be sometime in 2015.
"This is an exciting addition to Capital City Mall, one which we are very much looking forward to," she said via email.