A new store is set to open at Monks Cross in York soon.
Plans are in to transform the empty Debenhams unit into Decathlon, which sells sports and outdoors products.
The company has applied to City of York Council to increase the size of the windows at Unit 19, as well as install a new sign and vinyls.
On its website, French-owned Decathlon says it is “a family-owned company, founded in 1976, and inspired by the belief that the best sports products should be accessible to everyone”.
It has more than 1,700 stores in 56 countries – including one in Leeds, the closest one to York up to now.
But it has recently pulled out of the US market.
It sells everything from cycles to kayaks, fleeces to wetsuits, tents to gym equipment. Accessories include scooter batteries, wildlife cameras, water bottles and walkie talkies.
Brands stocked include Adidas, Puma, Nike, Reebok and Regatta
“Decathlon is not just a reseller,” the website says. “We’re unique because we have our own in-house brands.
“We are experts in our fields, and we draw on our knowledge and experience to create, design and manufacture our own products in our own studios and labs. Currently, we have over 20 Decathlon brands, each dedicated to a specific sport or practice.”
You can see the planning application here.