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Nike Store Opens in Georgetown
The store will host running and training clubs. By Melissa Romero
Nike Georgetown opened today with a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring former Georgetown men's head basketball coach John Thompson, Jr., current coach John Thompson III, and former Hoya and NBA player Patrick Ewing. Photographs by Melissa Romero.
Comments () | Published October 25, 2012

Nike Georgetown celebrated its grand opening this morning with a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring guests such as former Georgetown men’s basketball head coach John Thompson Jr., his son and current Georgetown coach John Thompson III, and former Hoya and NBA player Patrick Ewing.

The 31,000-square-foot store at 3040 M Street, Northwest, features three floors of Nike apparel, including separate sections for running, basketball, football, soccer, and kids’ gears. Ladies will appreciate that the entire first floor is dedicated to women’s apparel, one of the few Nike stores in the country to do so.

The floors are made of reclaimed wood from local basketball courts, and the walls are made of wooden bleachers from former gymnasiums. Tim Hershey, vice president of Nike North America retail, says they’re working to get a Gold LEED certification for the store.

Be on the lookout for the launch of the store’s running club and Nike training club workouts. The Nike+ Run Club begins October 30 and will take place every Tuesday at 6:30 PM. The women’s running club will start November 1 and happen every Thursday at 6:30 PM. Finally, Nike Training Club sessions will begin November 3 and take place every Saturday at 8:30 AM.

Afterward, you’ll be able to log all of your data from your smartphone into the various touchscreen stations found throughout the store.

Tonight at 6, you can get a preview of what to expect at the running and training clubs by taking part in a Nike Training Club workout or a 5K run. Nike athletes will be on hand for a Q&A.

Nike Georgetown. 3040 M St., NW; 202-471-5870.

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