His commitment to excellence along with an incredible passion for hockey helped Dick develop a reputation as a neighborhood friend. Stewart’s became the first one to be approached if a team needed sponsoring or a youngster needed help getting outfitted. Dick promised that he wouldn’t turn anyone away-if a young boy came in and wanted to play hockey but couldn’t afford equipment, Dick would find a way to get that boy outfitted. And as that boy grew older, got married, had kids of his own and carried on an athletic tradition, that second generation was often picking out their first bike or skates in the very same store.
In 1964, Dick moved the store to 1502 East Superior Street, and in 2000, when Dick retired, the name was officially changed to Stewart’s Bikes and Sports. In Spring of 2008 Stewart’s opened a 2nd location at 102 S.29th Ave West, right next to the new sports complex named Heritage Sports Center. Stewart’s closed its Superior street location in the fall of 2011. Stewart’s is still locally owned by friends and neighbors, continuing the tradition started by Dick Sr. back in 1906. We value your support, and we sincerely appreciate your business. We consider you family, and we hope that you do the same.