Opening Nike Store in Georgetown (Pics)
The store has a strong focus on women and local sports teams. Thompson is not only appearing at opening day, but he is “commemorated inside the store through a custom wall display,” according to a press release. And the store will feature an exclusive women’s run club and custom sports bra fittings among other services tailored to female athletes.
Nike will officially open the doors to its ninth U.S. flagship store — the first in the Washington, DC region—Thursday at 10 a.m. with a ribbon cutting and a special appearance by former Georgetown Men’s Hoyas Basketball Head Coach, John Thompson Jr.
The three-story, 29,000-square-foot Nike store takes over the former Barnes and Noble Space. Replacing the familiar green coloring associated with the book store chain is a giant orange swoosh on the building at 3040 M St. NW at the corner of M and Thomas Jefferson Streets.
If the early morning activities do not quite jive with your schedule, there will also be events opening night. Starting at 6 p.m. the new store will offer “a Nike Training Club with Nike Master Trainer Marie Purvis, Nike+ Run Club 5K run, and a Q&A with Nike athletes,” according to a press release.
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