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Finish Line acquires 18-store specialty running chain

Indianapolis -- The Finish Line has invested $8.5 million to acquire an 18-store chain of specialty running shops with locations in Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Texas. The stores operate under banners such as Greater Boston Running Co., Texas Running Co., Georgetown Running Co., Princeton Running Company, New York Running Co. and others.

“This acquisition is an important step in our strategic plan to drive growth outside of our core Finish Line business,” said chairman and CEO Glenn Lyon. “We have a tremendous growth opportunity within the specialty running business with this acquisition as the foundation of that growth. We plan to expand the number of stores and develop this chain’s first e-commerce capability as well as pursue other potential acquisitions in the specialty running business.
 

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