Nike Closes Downtown Seattle Store As Crime Spikes

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 15: The Nike 'swoosh' logo is displayed on the outside of the Nike SoHo store, June 15, 2017 in New York City. Nike announced plans on Thursday to cut about 2 percent of its global workforce. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • As violent crime spikes and the homelessness crisis continues in Seattle, Nike shut down its downtown store.
  • The store had been at the downtown location since 1996.
  • Fatal shootings in Seattle increased by 23 percent in 2022 and Washington ranks second to California when it comes to the number of people living outside with no shelter.

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