SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MARCH 22: Pedestrians walk by a Nike store on March 22, 2016 in San Francisco, California. Nike Inc. will announce third-quarter earnings after the closing bell. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
DETROIT (WXYZ) - In November 2015, Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert announced that a Nike store was coming to downtown Detroit expected to open this spring.
On Friday afternoon, Gilbert tweeted out a more specific date, saying the store will open in late May.
On its way, Matt. The 22,000 sq. ft, downtown Detroit @nike store is set to open late May 2016. It will 'WOW' you! https://t.co/lxh85WDZWY— Dan Gilbert (@cavsdan) April 15, 2016
On its way, Matt. The 22,000 sq. ft, downtown Detroit @nike store is set to open late May 2016. It will 'WOW' you! https://t.co/lxh85WDZWY
The 22,000-square-foot store will have two levels and be located at 1261 Woodward Ave., next door to Moosejaw.
In March 2015, John Varvatos brought a high end store to Woodward as well.
Nike isn't the only athletic shoe company with its sights set on Detroit. In July 2015, Adidas announced that it wants to manufacture shoes in Detroit by 2017.
Gilbert himself may see something in sneakers. Earlier this year, he invested in sneaker data company Campless which moved into the city.
Welcome @Nike to downtown Detroit!Two-level 22,000 sq. ft 'Nike Detroit' will open this spring at 1261 Woodward Avenue.Believe.Then see it.— Dan Gilbert (@cavsdan) November 18, 2015
Welcome @Nike to downtown Detroit!Two-level 22,000 sq. ft 'Nike Detroit' will open this spring at 1261 Woodward Avenue.Believe.Then see it.
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