Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Nike to close Rockville Factory Store

A second sporting goods retailer has failed to last in a prime corner spot at Pike & Rose. The Nike Factory Store will close this Friday, August 24, 2018. City Sports held the spot when the development opened, but closed when the chain fell into bankruptcy.

There's no indication the failure is the fault of Federal Realty; I was at Pike & Rose Saturday night, and the development was the most crowded I have ever seen it so far. To me, the "Factory Store" brand seemed a mismatch for an upscale development, but foot traffic has grown tremendously on Grand Park Avenue over the time the store has been open.


  1. No offence Bob, but you know the chance of you getting elected is near zero.

    1. But you feeling the need to say that here is pretty offensive.

    2. I thought the same about Hogan or term limits being voted in. Alas, here we are.

      It's weird the local legacy media cover MoCo elections like this is Russia and Putin is assured of a win.

    3. Yes, MoCo Democratic candidates for At-Large Council seats are like Putin. Really?