Dallas-based sporting goods company Warstic announces the acquisition of a building at 2900 Main Street with plans to open a hand turned wood baseball bat manufacturing facility, flagship retail location, and headquarters in Dallas’ historically cool Deep Ellum neighborhood. The location will serve as the brand’s first brick-and-mortar retail location.
Warstic creates uniquely designed metal and wood baseball bats, gear, and apparel for hitters looking for something more than a performance boost. The company was founded by former professional baseball player turned designer Ben Jenkins of @onefastbuffalo. In 2017 Jenkins partnered with investors Jack White of Third Man Records, and Ian Kinsler of the Detroit Tigers.
Plans for the first of its kind headquarters include a warehouse, retail store with a state-of-the-art bat-fitting room, wood and metal bat design studio and finishing lab, full batting cage and the Players’ Bar & Diner.
“Customers will be fitted for a Warstic baseball bat just like being fitted for a custom suit, Jenkins explained. “They’ll be able to choose the personalized aesthetics of their stic while watching it come to life by our master bat craftsman.”
Warstic is scheduled to open in early 2018.