Posted on September 20, 2010

Nike Flagship Store Shut Down, Latest Store to Have Bedbugs Bite

Georgett Roberts and Cathy Burke, New York Post, September 18, 2010

Nike’s tourist-friendly flagship store here is closed down because of bedbugs, the Just Do It corporate giant said today.


“It’s one of our most popular stores,” said Nike spokesman Kijuan Wilkins.

In a statement, Beaverton, Ore.-based Nike–which became synonymous with ex-NBA superstar Michael Jordan when he was its celebrity spokesman–the company said it had “proactively closed Niketown” when bedbugs were discovered there.


Nike is the latest big retailer in Manhattan to get bit by the bedbug infestation.

Abercrombie & Fitch also was shut down the bed bug infestation that is ravaging New York, as well as one Times Square theater.