The small sporting goods store on 8th Street SE won’t close this month after all.
Capitol Hill Sporting Goods & Apparels will remain at 727 8th St. SE through at least next September after owner Rodney Smith negotiated a new lease with the building owner.
“We came to an understanding that’s going to be good for both of us,” Smith said this morning (Tuesday).
After 13 years on Barracks Row, Smith began liquidating the store’s jerseys, hats and memorabilia in November in preparation to leave this month at the end of his lease.
He previously said that foot traffic is low for what he said is the only small, minority-owned sporting goods store in the region.
Smith thanked people who have inquired about the future of the longtime business.
“I want to thank all our loyal customers for supporting us and being concerned about us leaving,” he said.
The store is running a holiday overstock sale now, with discounts of 30 to 50 percent on team merchandise.
Photos via Google Maps and Facebook/Capitol Hill Sporting Goods