Colts Pro Shop closes its doors for good at Circle Center mall
By Jeff Swiatek, IndyStar
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Jan. 30, 2015)– Maybe it was deflated fan interest following the Colts’ 45-7 playoff pummeling by the New England Patriots.
Or maybe it wasn’t.
The Colts Pro Shop, a longtime staple in Circle Centre mall in Downtown Indianapolis, closed its doors this week, according to our partners at the IndyStar.
Les Morris, a spokesman for mall operator Simon Property Group, confirmed the closing.
A Colts spokesman didn’t reply to a request for comment.
The now-shuttered shop called itself an “official Indianapolis Colts store.” It sold a wide range of Colts merchandise, including those $100-plus player jerseys popular on the torsos of game-day fans, $14 Colts mugs and a Colts helmet-in-a-display-case for $150.
The shop was located in the middle of the mall in a high-traffic area near escalators and a skyway to a mall parking garage on Illinois Street.
The shop faced plenty of retail competitors. Colts-branded merchandise is widely sold, even by grocery stores.