Outdoor sporting goods retailer Eastern Mountain Sports has opened a larger Manchester store in the Plaza at Buckland Hills.
The 18,831-square-foot store, next door to PetSmart, is nearly triple the size of the former location in the same shopping center, authorities say.
A grand opening community celebration takes place Friday through Sunday, with a portion of the weekend sales proceeds earmarked to the Connecticut Forest & Park Association.
The 45-year-old, Peterborough, N.H., retailer has 68 stores in 12 states selling bicycles, outdoor gear and clothing. and accessories.