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New Balance & Molly’s! Owners Purchase Fleet Feet Sports Sarasota

Oct 05, 2011 10:53AM

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Expanding their commitment to Sarasota’s running and fitness community, New Balance Sarasota, New Balance University Park and Molly’s! owners, Molly and David Jackson, recently acquired Fleet Feet Sports Sarasota.

Located at 1830 S. Osprey in Southside Village, the Jacksons took over the franchise previously owned by Pat and Mackenzie Jones, who opened Fleet Feet Sports Sarasota in 2008. “This is a win-win scenario for everyone,” said Mackenzie Jones. “We all share the same vision and goals to running, fitness, personalized service and the community. Both Sarasota and Fleet Feet are fortunate to have the Jacksons add Fleet Feet Sports Sarasota to their growing number of specialty shoe stores,” Jones added.

The Jacksons join the Fleet Feet family of 90 other franchised stores in the United States. Currently closed for remodeling and inventory expansion, Fleet Feet Sports Sarasota is scheduled to re-open in mid-October.

“The culture of this Fleet Feet Sports is a natural fit for us with our New Balance history and dedication to providing quality products by outstanding fit experts,” said Molly Jackson. “The Fleet Feet acquisition will allow us to expand our offerings to Sarasota’s running and fitness minded community to include other high quality brands including Asics, Nike, Brooks, Saucony and Superfeet, to name a few, as well as have another store location to offer New Balance products,” Jackson added.

For more information on Fleet Feet Sports visit their website at For more information on New Balance visit

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