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Batavia's Boombah celebrates grand opening with visit by Chicago Bears player

Published: Saturday, April 6, 2013 7:19 p.m. CDT • Updated: Sunday, April 7, 2013 7:20 a.m. CDT
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(By Eric Schelkopf)
Chicago Bears defensive end Corey Wootton signed autographs Saturday during grand opening activities at Boombah sports apparel store at 345 N. Randall Road, Batavia.

BATAVIA – Spencer Murphy of Aurora didn't mind waiting in line Saturday to get an autograph from Chicago Bears defensive end Corey Wootton.

"I saw him last year during training camp," the 18-year-old said. "He's humble. He's not boastful. He plays like a little kid."

Wootton was signing autographs and talking to fans Saturday at the grand opening for Boombah, a store specializing in athletic and sports apparel. The Yorkville-based Boombah opened its first retail store on March 4 at 345 N. Randall Road in Batavia.

Wootton represents Boombah's products.

"Corey is a teriffic guy and very enthusiastic," Boombah president and owner Rick Tollefson said. "He is the perfect fit for us."

Tollefson said business has been going well since the store opened.

"People seem to embrace what we are trying to do," he said.

The store features men's, women's and youth apparel, as well as performance and fitness footwear, accessories and equipment.

He said the store will offer a full line of team apparel and will have a coaches corner so Boombah can better service teams.

Boombah's hours are from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. For information, call 630-406-0909, or go to www.boombah.com.

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