The Greater St. Louis running market can keep a person on their toes. A new family-owned shop, Running Niche, opened in the Grove neighborhood in May. It promises a “fun, supportive and encouraging neighborhood experience,” with quality, functional walking and running goods as well as specialized service, group outings and other programs to help energize the community. It carries Brooks and On running shoes, nutrition products and apparel.

Meanwhile, Daily Run Company, a store located in Washington, Missouri, announced that it would cease its retail operation at the end of June. However, it will not be going out of business and instead plans to put its effort into the running club and races it has created, including the Lion’s Lake Loop (LX3) and Katy 50/50, with more events possible in the future.