Lacrosse players in Howard County now have a new store to get their heads restrung or broken shafts replaced.
Lacrosse Unlimited, a national chain of retail lacrosse stores, opened its 38th location in Columbia on Wednesday.
The company, which got its start in New York, only sells lacrosse equipment and clothing.
"We're strictly lacrosse," said Columbia store manager Nick Kazimer. "I've been playing since I was 3. Ninety percent of our store managers are former players. We know the technologies that are put into the heads and shafts."
Kazimer said the company chose to open in Columbia because lacrosse is booming in Howard County.
"Howard County is huge with lacrosse and it's still growing here, that's the main reasone we came here," said Kazimer. "We are trying to spread the game of lacrosse and knowledge about the sport."
He said the store will offer clothing, equipment and limited colors that may not be offered at major sports retailers such as Dick's Sporting Goods or Modell's.
"We have all the way from beginner equipment to stuff for the elite college player," said Kazimer.
The store is the third to open in Maryland. Lacrosse Unlimited also has locations in Annapolis and Rockville.
The Columbia location is located at 8801 Centre Park Drive Suite 5, off Old Annapolis Road. The store's phone number is (410) 997-0426.