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January 7, 2014

In lacrosse-crazy Bethesda, a locally owned sports retailer with a focus on the game can do more than survive.

Todd Bradley has been running Sports Extra (7817 Old Georgetown Rd.) since 2007 and took over ownership in 2012 with his wife, Heather. In a market dominated by big chains such as Dick’s Sporting Goods, Modell’s Sporting Goods and Sports Authority, the Woodmont Triangle business has found a viable niche.

“Lots of people come in here and they ask how we’re in business. It’s a fair question, but really we have more business than we can handle sometimes,” said Bradley, known as t-shirt Todd.

The store does it by providing youth sports teams with the full service treatment, including custom equipment orders and in-shop uniform design, printing and embroidery. The store’s walls are full of shirts and other items emblazoned with logos of local high schools.

Bradley is a Rockville native who went to Gonzaga College High School in D.C. and worked at the store under original owner and youth football coach Paul Saah. Local sports are key to his business, which also does shirt printing and embroidery for a number of Woodmont Triangle restaurants.

(BN)

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