posted on July 27, 2012 18:12
After years of driving to Rochester or Buffalo for sporting equipment, the Fisher family of Oakfield has opened their own sports store on Main Street in downtown Batavia.
Now Syracuse University football punter Jonathan Fisher said maybe his family’s new store will spare people the long drive just so their kid can play a sport.
“Spikes. I had to go out to either Buffalo or Rochester every couple months just to get a new pair, because I blew mine out. Just the pain the pain to go back and forth every couple months, it just wasn’t fun. It’s nice to have a place around here now that's going to be able to offer sporting equipment for the kids,” said Jonathan Fisher.
The phrase small family business really applies to Fisher Sports, everyone who works there is a family member or friend.
Store Manager Andrew Fisher said the current economic situation didn’t deter the family from opening up the shop at all.
“I think everybody is nervous about opening anything up right now it doesn’t matter what area you’re in, It’s just a matter of do you need it or don’t you need it, and I think we really need it,” said Andrew Fisher.
Loaded with Syracuse Orange apparel, as a tribute to Jonathan of course, the store is also filled with a slue of sporting equipment and a place for the ladies to take Zumba.
Andrew said he hopes the store will encourage everyone in the County to take up a sport.
“We’re hoping that it builds the sporting in the area up a little bit, because we do have a baseball team, the Muckdogs, and we don’t have a true sporting goods store. We have a lot of reps say “You have a Class A team and you don’t have a sporting goods store?” so we feel that it’s a good fit and we’ll be expanding from here,” said Andrew Fisher.