June 29, 2023 – Dunham’s Sports is now open in the Cross County Mall in Mattoon in the 49,250 SF former JCPenney space. The Mattoon store is Dunham’s Sports’ seventh location in the State of Illinois. The Cross County Mall, now anchored by Dunham’s Sports, Rural King, Marshalls, and JoAnn, is currently the primary shopping destination in the Charleston-Mattoon Micropolitan Statistical Area, which has a trade area population of 101,319. The mall is across the street from the regional sports complex, Emerald Acres Sports Connection, which broke ground on May 31, 2023. Emerald Acres, opening in 2024, is a $60 million indoor and outdoor sports complex, projected to draw 580,000 visitors annually and generate $23.8 million in direct spending and 59,000 hotel room nights on an annual basis. Randy Goodman, President; and Alex Justice, Sales and Leasing Associate, at Goodman Real Estate Services LLC, in conjunction with Cojak Land Services, LLC, the Illinois-licensed broker for this transaction, represented Rural King as the Landlord.
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