Dunham’s, Hampton Inn & Suites Coming to Former Kmart Space at Ohio Valley Mall in St. Clairsville

Photo by Miranda Sebroski The owners of the Ohio Valley Mall in St. Clairsville have announced retailer Dunham’s and a Hampton Inn & Suites will occupy the space left behind by Kmart’s closure.

The Ohio Valley Mall in St. Clairsville is about to undergo a transformation, as it welcomes Dunham’s Sports and Hampton Inn & Suites.

These projects will soon be under construction in an area formerly occupied by Kmart, mall owner Cafaro Co. announced, creating a new look and offering a wider array of products and amenities to visitors of the mall complex.

Dunham’s will open its doors in the latter half of 2019 in a nearly 50,000-square-foot space attached to the north concourse of the mall. Currently the largest Midwest-based sporting goods chain, it was founded in 1937 in West Bloomfield, Michigan as a small shop called Dunham’s Bait & Tackle.

It has now grown to more than 230 stores serving customers in 22 states, from Nebraska to Maryland. Dunham’s offers a full line of traditional and team sporting goods, athletic equipment, outdoors, hunting, and fishing equipment, as well as a wide variety of active and casual sports apparel and footwear.

Between Dunham’s and AMC Classic Ohio Valley Mall 11 Theatre, an all-new Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton will be ready to welcome its first guests in the first half of 2020. The four-story hotel will offer 113 well-appointed and spacious guest rooms and suites.

Guests of the hotel will enjoy easy access to the mall’s north concourse. The St. Clairsville Hampton Inn & Suites is being developed by Josh Baltes of Baltes Commercial Realty. Baltes and his management team have developed dozens of hotels throughout the country.

According to a press release from the Cafaro Co., Baltes chose the site at Ohio Valley Mall because of accessibility and visibility from Interstate 70 and National Road and commercial activity spawned by the oil and gas industry.

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