John Rohde •
Modified: April 27, 2013 at 9:02 am •
Published: April 27, 2013
The Thunder will hold a grand opening event at the team’s new Thunder Shop location at The Outlet Shoppes starting at 3 p.m. on Saturday with performances by the Thunder Girls, Thunder Drummers and Storm Chasers.
The Thunder Girls will be available to sign autographs from 3 to 3:45 p.m. The store will hold drawings for Thunder prizes, including autographed photos of Thunder players. During the event, the Outlet Shoppes location will offer a 30-percent discount on select Thunder jerseys. “We are excited to offer our fans another location where they can find a great selection of official Thunder merchandise,” said Brian Byrnes, senior vice president of sales and marketing for the Thunder. The store will be open during regular Outlet Shoppes hours of 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. The shop, which is located in the southwest corner near Columbia, will remain open through the end of June. Other official Thunder Shop locations include downtown at Chesapeake Energy Arena and in Leadership Square. The team also recently opened a location at Penn Square Mall, which will remain open through the end of June.