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Nike Ribbon Cutting Today

The new Nike store in Georgetown is located at 3040 M St. NW, Washington, D.C.

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 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.

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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.

Steve Dingledine October 25, 2012 at 11:29 AM
Good for Nike. Sad for Georgetown. I hardly ever go to Georgetown anymore since B and N closed. Nike apparel will likely not get me there much. Any word on a new bookstore?
ellen October 25, 2012 at 04:02 PM
Since my beloved Barnes and Noble was pushed out by Nike, I will now only wear Adidas or something other than Nike. This is the worst thing for Georgetown. This would have a better store for Chinatown not Georgetown. So sad! I will never patronize you, Nike. I miss B&N!!!!!
ellen October 25, 2012 at 04:04 PM
Amen! I live in Georgetown, a five minute walk from the store. I will NEVER patronize it. Barnes and Noble is missed. I was the last customers on its final day. I will never go through those doors again. It brought community together. The Nike store will probably bring crime!
Shaun Courtney October 25, 2012 at 04:09 PM
Thanks for your honest and heartfelt response, Ellen. No word, Steve, on a new bookstore. There's still Bridge Street Books, but it doesn't have the sort of space that B&N offered. -Shaun
Ron October 26, 2012 at 01:32 AM
I feel the same. The landlord raised the rent and B&N did the right thing and left. Having yet another sports store is Georgetown is overkill. Georgetown needs a book store like B&N. It brought folks together to talk and enjoy browsing books and magazines. And the joy of a cup of coffee and good friends. Now we got more tennis shoes and athletic gear. Culture? Think not. There goes the neighborhood.

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