It has not been announced that Niketown will be closing at the end of its lease which has been extended to 2022 while the company continued to search for its successor space, but it is hard to imagine even Nike sustaining two large flagships in such close proximity. Nike execs have also been candid that the once innovative design of that store has aged, and needs to be updated in favor the more open format of the recently unveiled Nike SoHo store (pictured above). Look for the brand expand on the concepts in that store including areas for customers to try out athletic gear on the selling floor in basketball and soccer cages, a concept also appearing at Adidas new flagship.
It all seemed a bit daunting at first lots of valves, pumps and buttons.I never thought I would learn how it all worked but, with help from people who had been there for decades, I soon got to grips with it.Since being promoted to assistant manager, I have had a lot of support from the distillery manager, John MacDonald, and everyone else within Inver House Distillers (Balblair’s parent company).They are an excellent firm to work for and are always very supportive of employees wishing to better themselves.What have been the highlights during your time at Balblair? Being promoted to assistant manager and going to Antwerp on a week long training course learning about the malting barley process.Seeing Balblair’s single malts win a host of awards over the years has been excellent too. I’ve also loved seeing the Balblair visitor centre open in 2011 and grow in popularity each year since.What’s a typical day like? I wake up at 6.30am, shower, eat breakfast, walk the dogs and then take the three minute commute to work. Rush hour in Edderton consists of the odd deer or straying sheep.I arrive at work about 7.45am.
Ohanian suffered the sting of official and community censure when she presented the popular band Los Van Van at the Miami Arena in November 1999. “It’s a full time job,” says Ohanian of the prospect of filing a federal law suit. “It takes over your life.” As of yet the promoter has taken no formal action..
One lady had looked after her baby grandson in order to help out the parents. When the parents decided to immigrate to a different country (I wonder why!!), she was so distraught she paid thousands of pounds simply to have a certain company make a replica of the lad as a baby. Years later, when the boy was now some years older, she was still mothering this replica baby as if it was her Grandson, (to be honest she now seemed more interested in the doll than her real grandson!), she even named the doll with the same name as her Grandson..