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.

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“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.

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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.

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