It must rank up there as one of the most beloved former shops Sheffield has ever had.
Sugg Sport, once a veritable lynchpin of city centre trading on The Moor (as well as having another outlet in Doncaster), sadly closed for good in 2000.
The store had been a go-to outlet for anything sports related, and the brand can trace its origins back to sporting legacy: the ancestors of the business’ founders include Derbyshire cricketing legend Walter Sugg and his brother Frank Sugg.
Stars were drawn to the place many years down the line - one picture shows boxer Naseem Hamed with a young Ryan Rhodes, at age 15, at Sugg Sport, after Ryan won a place on the England training course in July 1992.
The Star’s readers were equally fond of the store.
Jeremy White said: “Best sports shops around, restringing tennis rackets, new handles on cricket bats, at the time the only place you could get decent goalie gloves. So sad it went.”
Neil North added: “This was the place to buy your trainers from.
“I bought my first pair of Nike trainers, Head sports bag and Cabrini coat from Suggs with my first Christmas money, top place”
And Barrie Rees added that the store sold ‘Everything from jock straps to 12 bore shot guns.’
Derek Cantwell added: “Such a sad day when Suggs closed for good.”