Some residents on Binghamton's East Side have noticed workers have been busy at a site once occupied by a Dick's Sporting Goods store.

The building at 345 Court Street most recently had been used by Video King. It was constructed in 1960 for use by Dick's Sporting Goods until the store moved to a neighboring site in the 1980s.

A roofing crew at work at 345 Court Street on November 9, 2021. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
A roofing crew at work at 345 Court Street on November 9, 2021. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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Drivers on Court Street and people who live nearby were curious about the sudden activity at the unused boarded-up building over the past few weeks.

The property is still owned by Stack Associates LLC, controlled by the family of Richard Stack, who started Dick's Sporting Goods in Binghamton in 1948.

A representative of the owners said no new uses are planned for the former store building at Court and Oliver streets at this time.

The representative said the roof was leaking and needed to be replaced. Some improvements were made inside the building and the exterior was repainted.

The former Dick's Sporting Goods store at 345 Court Street on December 14, 2021 (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
The former Dick's Sporting Goods store at 345 Court Street on December 14, 2021 (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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