But the building the business calls home -- at 90 White St. SoccerChamp Sports sells everything soccer-related for children and adults, including clothing; accessories such as supports, sports wraps, goal-keeper gloves and shoes; and even soccer-themed phone covers.
Juan Vazquez said that in the fall, he would like to start working with schools to provide team uniforms for children. In one corner of the store, they built a foot-byfoot soccer field where children can play soccer while their parents shop.
Sincethe couple have also owned another store, called Soccer Supplies, which is at White St. They said they like the visibility of their new location as well as its large parking lot. Juan said he's aware of how popular the sport of soccer has become in the Danbury community.
He spends a lot of time on the soccer fields, cheering for his two small nephews who play the game, as well as for many of his friends.
Both Juan and Mayra were born in Ecuador. Hal Meeker, who owns the building where Vazquez SoccerChamp Sports is located, said Meeker's Hardware was founded by his great-grandfather Oscar Meeker and has been in his family ever since.
Meeker said he closed the hardware store because none of his three children were interested taking over. I'm the last generation," said Meeker, who is 66 and is now retired. I used to work for free.
When I got older, my father decided to pay me 50 cents an hour. I thought I was rich," Meeker chuckled.
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