Another one bites the dust…
Nike has officially stopped its efforts in attempting to reopen its community store in Portland, Oregon.
In a press release, Nike stated “We are reimagining Nike’s retail space, permanently closing our current location at 2650 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.”
Back in February, Nike officials sent a letter to the Democratic mayor of Portland Ted Wheeler, and warned him that the store was going to close due to “deteriorating public safety conditions and rapid escalation in retail theft.”
Nike then offered to pay the city to have extra police officers outside their store due to the high theft rate but Wheeler’s office never responded.
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