Something strange is afoot at Martin Sports Apparel
. The Ishpeming-based company, owned and operated by Scott Martin, has recently dropped the "apparel" part from their name. And inside the store, sports equipment is beginning to make an appearance.
The reason is simple, says Martin. There's an opening in the market for sports equipment right now with the closure of some big box stores in Marquette County. Martin Sports is stepping into that opening, starting with softball equipment, balls, bats, gloves, and expanding from there.
"We're happy to be able to offer this to the community," Martin says. "Marquette County loves its softball and baseball. We're here to make sure they can get what they need and making it clear you don't have to shop at a big box store to get the equipment you want."
So far, in just a short week, Martin Sports has already become an official dealer of products from Miken, Worth, Rawlings and Lizard Skins.
Need uniforms? Martins Sports still has you covered. The apparel aspect of the store is still operating and as strong as ever.
Martin Sports is located in the Country Village in Ishpeming off of US 41 right across the parking lot from Jasper Ridge Brewery.
Writer: Sam Eggleston