June 1, 2016 Staff Report
A local sneaker and clothing shop that said it couldn’t keep pace with rising rents on 82nd Street has been replaced by a Sketchers store.
The Sketchers factory outlet is slated to arrive at 37-12 82nd Street in early July, according to the company website.
A now hiring sign has also appeared on the store window.
The sneaker and clothing store City Jeans closed its location here this spring. At the time, the owner told the Jackson Heights Post that he was getting priced out and attributed his struggles to national chains coming into the area.
“They want to make it [82nd Street] like Fifth Avenue and it’s not,” he said in March.
Other chain stores that have recently opened new locations in the Jackson Heights area or will soon include Dunkin Donuts, Chick-fil-a and Chipotle.