Amari Cooper Cuts the Ribbon at Tuscaloosa’s Nike Factory Store
The Nike Factory Store opened its first Tuscaloosa location Thursday morning with some help for former Crimson Tide star Amari Cooper.
The store held its ribbon-cutting ceremony at Midtown Village and invited the NFL's fourth overall draft pick to usher in the grand opening.
The doors opened at 10AM but a line started forming early Thursday. By the time they began letting customers enter, a deep line of a couple hundred people had former along the building.
Inside, a DJ was spinning music, the shelves were stocked with Nike gear, and Alabama graphics covered the display window. The University of Alabama has a big presence in the new store because this is the first Nike factory store in the heart of a college town.
Customers can expect to see a wide selection of running, training, and sportswear products along with some Alabama apparel. The store will also offer Nike.com assist, which allows you to purchase items online with your in-store items and receive free shipping.