Get Featured

Wicker Park Bucktown Insider's Guide

Nike's Message to Community - We Run Bucktown

Michael Hamrick - Friday, August 16, 2013

In February, CANS announced they would be closing at 1640 N. Damen Avenue after 10 years. They'd lost their lease to rising rents. And who would be taking their spot?

NIKE.  So essentially increasing rents were forcing a small business to lose their lease to a large corporate chain.

NIKE quickly began construction posting the following boards around the site with the message: We Run Bucktown.

Yes, we get the double entendre. Nike-Run. We get it. But we also understand clearly the 2nd meaning. And local small business owners bristled at the lack of sensitivity of the message considering a long-time small business in Bucktown had just been put out of business. It's also interesting to see the NIKE signage with the CANS signage above it reflecting the transition from modest small business to flashy corporation.

So what do you think of NIKE's message? Advertising genius or inappropriate and tacky. Share your thoughts on Facebook.



Trackback Link
Post has no trackbacks.

Recent Posts


wickerpark bucktown sunday scoop wicker park bars WickerPark Bucktown Deals wicker park bucktown community wicker park weekend guide wicker park history logan square advertising opportunities Logan Square Chicago chicago emergency veterinary specialty wicker park farmers market wicker park chicago west town advertising wicker park bucktown weekend guide wicker park bucktown closings wicker park bucktown filming wickerpark bucktown community wicker park business closings Chicago Real Estate wicker park bucktown farmers market wicker park bucktown shopping wicker park bucktown real estate lincoln park advertising opportunities Submit A Wicker Park Bucktown Business weekend guide Advertisement bucktown crime bucktown rad events Chicago Craft Beer Week wicker park restaurants wicker park real estate wickerpark bucktown events bucktown chicago wicker park bucktown alert chicago veterinary emergency specialty clinic chicago wickerpark bucktown lost and found Wicker Park, Bucktown, Bars, Shopping, Art Exhibits chicago fire filming bucktown bars chicago advertising opportunities wicker park crime wicker park lollapalooza wicker park rad events Wicker Park Bucktown Restaurants wicker park bucktown marketing Wicker Park wicker park art Wicker Park Festivals dr seth ghantous Bucktown crime wicker park bucktown bucktown restaurants wickerpark bucktown festivals Bucktown Festivals wickerpark bucktown black wednesday do division wicker park lakeview advertising opportunities wicker park bucktown internships wicker park music Wicker Park Bucktown Contests celebrity sightings wickerpark bucktown Wicker Park, Bucktown, Holiday, Shopping, Events wicker park bucktown news WickerPark Bucktown Elections wickerpark veterinary clinic wickerpark bucktown rad events Bucktown Retail News chicago artists wicker park fest