Gazelle Sports is Expanding!

We are thrilled to announce the opening of our sixth Gazelle Sports location in Downtown Grand Rapids in Spring/Summer of 2022!

Founded in Kalamazoo, Mich. in 1985, we currently have locations in Birmingham, Grand Rapids (East Beltline), Holland, Kalamazoo and Northville. The new downtown Grand Rapids store will be our first location to open since 2016.  

Located just blocks from Rosa Parks Circle at 52 Monroe Center St. NW, the planned 3,600-square-foot store will serve as a hub for our Downtown Grand Rapids run community, including our largest event- She Runs Grand Rapids Half Marathon, 10k and 5k (formerly Gazelle Girl). 

The new location is being made possible through a partnership with Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. (DGRI) and Rockford Construction.  

 “As a business that started in downtown Kalamazoo more than 35 years ago, we believe in the power of local business adding to the vibrancy and experience of a great downtown community,” said Jen Brummitt, CEO. “The vision for downtown Grand Rapids as a retail and wellness destination is a great fit for our organization, and we look forward to further committing to Grand Rapids by planting our roots on Monroe Center.”

The new downtown Grand Rapids Gazelle Sports will offer the latest in running footwear and apparel. We will also host programming and events like free community runs/walks, injury-prevention clinics, social events, fundraisers and more!

“I am excited to have Gazelle Sports join our downtown. Gazelle is a community and trusted industry leader and will be a valuable anchor for Monroe Center which is our Main Street of downtown Grand Rapids and the Hotel District Business Association.”

Richard App
Rentention & Attraction Specialist for the City of Grand Rapids

“We are thrilled to bring Gazelle Sports to downtown Grand Rapids through our collaborative efforts with DGRI. Adding a successful, community-driven local business highlights the attractiveness and excitement surrounding retail opportunities along Monroe Center.”

Mike Mraz, President of Real Estate Development at Rockford Construction

“The pandemic had a significant impact on our small business community. As we look to build back from the pandemic, the Downtown Development Authority and City are committed to attracting unique, community-focused retailers that will drive new customers into the downtown area in support of our existing retail base. I applaud Gazelle Sports for their longstanding commitment to West Michigan and am excited to welcome them to our downtown community.”

Rosalynn Bliss,
Grand Rapids Mayor