After a week of voting, MetroWest-area Patch readers have chosen their favorite places to buy sports clothing and equipment.
After a week of voting on the best places to buy sporting goods, readers have spoken. See below for the winners. Starting tomorrow, return to your local Patch to weigh in on the best place to get a cup of coffee. Framingham: Play it Again Sports Holliston: Grace Bicycles Marlborough: Sports Authority Milford: Soccer Spot Natick: Natick Outdoor Store Northborough/Shrewsbury/Grafton: Wal-Mart Wellesley: Lacrosse Unlimited Westborough: PR Running
When it comes down to it, the people of Shrewsbury, Grafton and Northborough choose Walmart for bats, balls, rackets and otherwise.
Is Hula-hooping a sport? Just in case, Walmart has a box of hoops sitting on the peripheral of its sporting goods section. While Dick's Sporting Goods, slated to open soon at Northborough Crossing, may have given it a good run in the contest for Best Place to Buy Sporting Goods, Walmart took it away. Located on Otis Street, on the corner of Route 9 in Northborough, Walmart does have everything the sportsman would need to get in the game. Tucked in the back corner beyond the board games, it is easy to spot with its rows of fishing poles lined high on the back wall. More than five aisles are filled with items that could fall into the sports category, including footballs, bats, helmets, workout equipment, bikes, tennis rackets, padding, nets…