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What's Your Favorite Sporting Goods Store in Evanston?

Vote for your pick in our weekly Readers' Choice series.

Spring is upon us, and with the increasingly pleasant weather, people are playing ball in local parks, cycling around the city, getting in shape for beach season and preparing to dive into the lake.

Because many of these activities require purchasing some sort of equipment, for this week’s Readers’ Choice, we’re asking residents to answer the question: what is your favorite sporting goods store in Evanston?

Vote in the poll below, and then let people know why you prefer a given shop by leaving a review in our business directory by clicking on the store's name in the list below. That way future readers will benefit from your wisdom when they're seeking advice on the best shop to check out.

Here are this week’s nominees:

2120 Central St.
1310 Oakton St.
1622 Sherman Ave.
513 Dempster St.
1224 Chicago Ave.
1740 Ridge Ave.
1027 Davis St.
901 Church St.

If we forgot to include any local sporting goods stores, let us know in the comments section and we’ll add it to the list.

Winners will be decided by a combination of poll votes and reviews on their directory page. Polls close at 9 a.m. Friday, and we'll announce the winner later that day. ()

victoria smith April 09, 2012 at 11:53 AM
All of the stores that you have listed in Evanston are not really sporting good stores. They are for a specific sport, they are not stores in which you can walk in and buy a baseball bat, tennis racket or even a football. If want a sporting good store, you have to go to Dick's or Sports Authority. I WISH they had a store that offered everything instead of having to travel to Niles. We USE to have one, Official Sports,(I think that is spelled wrong, but that closed and was downtown Evanston) but that was quite awhile ago. If we need a bike or ice skates we go to Willmette bike shop. For fixing bikes, Pony Shop.
Jordan Graham April 09, 2012 at 04:47 PM
Hi Victoria, We had considered doing a regional Readers' Choice, which would have included options like The Sport Authority. You are right that many of these places don't compete against each other for sales, but all we are asking for here is which is your favorite. If you tend to prefer playing squash, then Squash Pro Shop might fit the bill. If you are a cyclist, then one of the bicycle shops might work (these shops also sell many accessories for biking). But, you're right, this week's contest is not as clear cut as others. Still, you should vote and review if you have the time. Best, Jordan
Lonson Williams April 09, 2012 at 05:01 PM
Bucephalus Bikes closed last year.
Jordan Graham April 09, 2012 at 05:15 PM
Thanks for letting us know, Mr. Williams. I will remove it from the list.

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