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Nike To Open Futuristic Store With Rooftop Basketball Court in Miami

7 March 2015

Nike To Open Futuristic Store With Rooftop Track and Basketball Court

The American multinational corporation, Nike is set to expand its empire with a new colossal flagship store in the heart of Miami!

On the famous Miami’s Lincoln Road now lie the neighboring chain stores in the 1000 block of Lincoln, William Sonoma and Pottery Barn, but not for too long.

The stores will close their doors on March 22nd and the rumor has it that the buildings which the two chain stores now occupy will be demolished to make room for the upcoming futuristic Nike store.

According to Curbed Miami, the worldwide renowned brand has proposed a colossal new flagship store for the location that is going to measure no less than 31,500 square feet!

The Nike Store in Miami to Have Rooftop Basketball Court | Image Source: blogs.miaminewtimes.com
The Nike Store in Miami to Have Rooftop Basketball Court | Image Source: blogs.miaminewtimes.com

The store will be designed by TouzetStudio and will rise on three storeys, with a total height of the building of 51 feet. And if you think this is already impressive, the store is going to feature a mesh facade that will light up the area with LED lighting spread all over it.

The first two floors will be filled with retail, all guarded under imposing 17-feet high ceilings. So yes, this is by far going to be Heaven on Earth for the activewear fans.

The Nike Store in Miami to Have Rooftop Basketball Court | Image Source: miami.curbed.com
The Nike Store in Miami to Have Rooftop Basketball Court | Image Source: miami.curbed.com

But beside the huge space offering maybe the largest retail selection from Nike, there’s something else that makes this flagship store stand out from the rest.

The two levels of retail space are going to be topped by a rooftop that will be utilized as a public sporting deck and it’s going to offer a basketball court, a jogging track and many more exclusive features.

This is going to be a new shopping experience for Nike’s customers as from now on, you won’t have to try out your new shoes by making a few steps in front of a mirror. You can take them out on the rooftop for a quick run so that you can feel the real sensations offered by Nike’s footwear selection.

The Nike Store in Miami to Have Rooftop Basketball Court | Image Source: miami.curbed.com
The Nike Store in Miami to Have Rooftop Basketball Court | Image Source: miami.curbed.com

The sportswear giant is trying for a while now to bring a unique new shopping experience for their customers, debuting with their NikeLab concept stores and now they’re taking their mission a step further with this proposal for the Lincoln Road location.

First of all, the project needs to cross a barrier: it needs to be approved by the Miami Beach Historic Preservation Board, but with the specific of the area and the futuristic concept of Nike’s store, I say it’s only a matter of time until they get the approval at the meeting this month.

The Nike Store in Miami to Have Rooftop Basketball Court | Image Source: miami.curbed.com
The Nike Store in Miami to Have Rooftop Basketball Court | Image Source: miami.curbed.com

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