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Academy Sports store to open in Flowood

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FLOWOOD, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Contractors have already started to knock down trees and dig dirt in Flowood for a new Academy Sports and Outdoors store.

Flowood Mayor Gary Rhoads says the new 72,000 to 74,000 square feet store will face Lakeland Drive. It'll bring 150 jobs to the city and about $20 million in revenue annually.

The construction has started near the intersection of Flowood Drive and Old Fannin Road.

This project also includes a new $1.1million boulevard. The new road will connect Old Fannin Road and Flowood Drive. Academy Sports will sit on one side of the road and another new store may get built on the other side.

Academy Sports and the new road are set to open up by next April.

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