Manhattan's Niketown Closed Due to Bed Bug Infestation

Manhattan's Niketown Closed Due to Bed Bug Infestation

Athletic clothing and shoe maker Nike Inc. said it has temporarily shut its Niketown store in New York City after it became the latest victim of bed bugs.

September 20, 2010

NEW YORK - Athletic clothing and shoe maker Nike Inc. said it has temporarily shut its Niketown store in New York City after it became the latest victim of bed bugs.

The company confirmed Sunday that the store, on East 57 Street in Manhattan, was closed after bedbugs were discovered. It released a statement saying its primary concern was the well-being of customers and employees.

"We are taking all proper steps to eradicate the problem and we expect the store to reopen shortly," the statement said.

Source: Associated Press

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