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Best Sporting Goods Store: Cleveland Sport Goods Company Inc.

There are sporting goods stores built for the bleachers, and there are those built for the game. Cleveland Sport Goods caters to players, no matter what their game might be. It's the only place where you can walk in like a civilian and come out looking like an NHL goalie or an NFL linebacker. It's also one of the few remaining local, independent sporting goods stores. The 76-year-old company opened in the Cleveland Sports Arena before World War II and moved to Mayfield and Green roads in 1975. "We have experience and knowledge, and that gives us a lot of satisfied customers," says Rich Vojticek, the owner.

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