Area runners and walkers will now be able to look no farther than a new store in Decatur for their shoes and other supplies.
Fleet Feet opened Thursday next to Spin City Cycles at 1090 W. Wood St., owner Kyle May said. May said he is running both businesses and wanted to give those looking for an active lifestyle more selection.
The new business is located in a remodeled section where bike clothing used to be but May plans to operate each separately with a glass wall between them.
The Decatur Fleet Feet store is the 122nd in a growing franchise with other locations in places like St. Louis and Chicago, May said.
“Decatur has needed a running store,” May said.
A full-time manager and six part-time workers, including Millikin University students, were added to the staff for the new store, May said.
May is looking to start programs for running similar to ones originating from Spin City Cycles. A Couch to 5K 10-week program for running and jogging is slated to start later this month leading up to participation in a 5K event this summer, he said.
May likes the west side location of the store for its access to nearby recreational paths.
Fleet Feet hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Go to feetfleetdecaturil.com or call (217) 330-9904.