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New Neighbor Nike?

Sports retailer Nike’s hopes to open a new store at 2071 Union Street got a boost in November when the Union Street Association (USA) surveyed its members and found overwhelming response to “Just do it.” More than 80 percent of the association’s respondents to the survey were in favor and only 3.2 percent were opposed, while about 15 percent had no opinion.

Nike must get approval under San Francisco’s Formula Retail category designed to inhibit chain stores in the City, and it has been going through the required actions, including neighborhood notifications and outreach meetings. In October, the retailer gave a presentation to a meeting of USA. USA reports that it will be issuing a letter of support for Nike.

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