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Public Lands Prepares for Second Opening, This Time in Columbus

Columbus Underground (11.4.21)- Dick’s Sporting Goods will open its new concept Public Lands at Polaris Fashion Place, the second store nationwide for the outdoor sports retailer.

Public Lands, located next to Dick’s Sporting Goods, will be made up of eight specialty outdoor shops – camp & hike, outdoor living, climb, run, fish, cycle, paddle and snow. The 60,000 square foot store also includes a 30-foot climbing wall with an auto-belay system and bouldering wall.

To celebrate the opening, Public Lands will be hosting a weekend-long festival from Friday, Nov. 5 through Sunday, Nov. 7 in Polaris’ parking lot. The festival will feature live music, local breweries, food trucks, demos, and giveaways. The festival will also feature a Cannondale track for guests to test drive e-bikes.

“We are thrilled Public Lands chose to open their second location in the country at Polaris Fashion Place,” said Tamra Bower, general manager at Polaris Fashion Place, in a statement. “We love to offer our guests new and fun options and we look forward to welcoming guests to Public Lands.”

The festival will take place Nov. 5 and Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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