Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Nike Planning Massive Store in Miami with Rooftop Basketball Court

VIA: by Brendan Dunne

Nike wants to build a 31,500 square foot retail store in Miami, complete with rooftop amenities like a track and a basketball court.

Curbed reports that the space, designed by Touzet Studio, will feature two levels of shopping with 17 foot high ceilings and a facade of mesh embedded with LED lights. It's unclear exactly what the rooftop amenities would be used for, but it's not hard to imagine Nike taking advantage of the space for Nike+ events, product trialing, and the like. This comes as the brand is increasingly focused on unique sneaker retail experiences to set it apart from the competition.

Before this massive Nike store in Miami becomes a reality, the company needs approval from the Miami Beach Historic Preservation Board. The board will hear a proposal for the store on Tuesday, March 10.

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