Nike will open its latest retail concept, Nike uniteat Blanchardstown Center in the spring of 2023.
The brand has two Nike Factory stores in Dublin and Kildare.
The Nike The Unite community-centric concept aims to help locals connect with sport and will include an in-store community wall highlighting Dublin’s local partnerships, landmarks and athletes.
The Nike Unite store will span 10,300 square feet on Level 1 in the centre, close to British luxury fashion retailer Flannels, which is due to open a new 43,000 square foot large store in December.
The company said the store will stock Nike’s athletic, fashion and footwear lines for men, women, teens and kids.
BTC has an annual footfall of over 16 million. The center was acquired by Goldman Sachs Asset Management in 2020, which appointed Falcon AM as lead asset manager, with Global Mutual acting as advisers.
Popular Spanish clothing chain Zara is set to open its new store next month, which at 52,000 square feet will be Zara’s second-largest outlet in the world.
The center’s occupancy rate is currently 98%.
Pat NashManaging Director of Falcon AM, said: “Nike Unite is the latest in a series of high-profile lease agreements for the center, reflecting continued confidence in brick-and-mortar retail, as well as positive sentiment on the Irish market in general.
“With consistently high occupancy rates and healthy footfall levels, major Irish retail assets like Blanchardstown are really bucking the current trend, in direct contrast to the situation across much of Europe. “
Sharon WalshFalcon AM’s Director of Leasing, added, “Nike’s combination with JD, Lifestyle, Footlocker and Elvery’s will ensure that Blanchardstown will have an unparalleled mix of leading athletic apparel and footwear retailers.”
Colliers and Bannon are the retained leasing teams for the Blanchardstown center, with Global Mutual acting as strategic advisors.