If you have visited Hypercity/Big Mega Mart at Kasarwadi (Ghodbunder road) in past, you need to revisit here to find a new area of interest. This shopping mall is going to be hottest destination for Sports People. Decathlon, Bangalore based company is opening biggest sports mall here. Decathlon by origin is French Sporting goods chain started in 1976 in France. Today Decathlon has six hundred stores worldwide. 3 stores are opened in Bangalore. This will be very first store in Maharashtra open from 15-December-2012.
You can find all your sports requirement here for Archery, Badminton, Basketball, Boxing, Climbing, Cycling, Diving, Fishing, Fitness, Football, Golf, Hiking, Horse Riding, Hockey, Indoors, Kayaking Outdoors, Rollers, Running, Sailing, Scooter, Skate Board, Squash, Surfing, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Trail Run, Volley Ball, Walking.
You can find the Decathlon Store on First Floor, above Hypercity Shopping Mall. Official Decathlon website: http://decathlon.in
There is something strange about this sports Store. This store doesn’t allow you to shop without registering. To register you need to be some business entity or associated with business entity. If you are an employee, you need to register your company first and then all the employees can ask for membership card. If you are running business, then you need to register business first to become member. If you are not coming in any of these category, you can register your housing society first and then each society member gets the membership card. This is done because the Store claims to be wholesale store and can only do Business to Business transactions (B2B). Prices are subsidised as per wholesale market. This can be little hinderance in customer creation in initial stage for Decathlon.
There are about 40 different sports requirement covered here. Decathlon has 20,000 sq feet of space only for sports products. Decathlon has constructed 6000 sq feet of Playground Scaffolding for Football, Badminton, Volleyball, Skating & more.
Inauguration DECATHLON pamphlet with details
There is also Nike Factory Store on the same floor. Nike represents the premium sports brand and it is very difficult to find any discount on Nike products. You can get 25% to 40% discount in Nike Factory Store at BIG Shopping Center, Kasarvadawali, Owale, Ghodbunder Road.
On the right side of Nike Factory store there is PUMA store. There is also BATA store on the ground floor. Combined all this with Hypercity & Big Mega Mart, there is hardly going to be anything which you need for any kind of sports & you can not find here. This place will be answer to all your Sports requirement. This is going to be attraction not only to residents of Thane but many people from around Mumbai & suburbs.