Fleet Feet franchise opening on Patterson

It’ll be the franchise’s first foray into RVA.

Richmond BizSense has the story about a local marathon runner who will open the area’s first Fleet Feet Sports store at 5600 Patterson Avenue.

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The Richmond location is the sixth Fleet Feet store [Jeff] Wells has owned and operated. He relocated to Richmond in February.

“I have a vision of having multiple stores in the greater Richmond area, for sure,” Wells said.

The former civil engineer bought his first Fleet Feet in Jackson, Miss., in 2001. Wells eventually had other shops in Nashville, Chicago, Louisville and Los Angeles, buying and selling one at a time.

Wells said it takes about $200,000 to launch a Fleet Feet. His son, Jason, is selling his own Fleet Feet in Chicago and joining Wells in Richmond.

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