Nike opening store with only Michael Jordan items in Chicago

Chicago Bulls guard Michael Jordan eyes the basket as he prepares to slam the ball through in a spectacular display of dunking talent. Jordan, for the second year, captured the slam dunk contest prior to the NBA All-Star game at Seattle?s King Dome in February 1987 in Washington. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

CHICAGO (AP) — Nike is opening a Michael Jordan-only store in Chicago’s Loop this weekend.

The new Jordan Brand store opens Saturday. The Chicago Tribune reports it will sell merchandise with the trademarked Michael Jordan “Jumpman” silhouette. Nike also plans stores in New York, Los Angeles and Toronto featuring the former Chicago Bulls star. Jordan Brand offers basketball, training, sportswear and kids’ products.

Nike Chief Executive Mark Parker says Jordan’s popularity opens up a “world of opportunity” for the company.

Nike also said last week that it will report Jordan Brand financial results separately from its basketball division.

Sarah Mensah is general manager of the Jordan Brand in North America. She says consumers wanted a place to see everything Jordan-related. She says stores also will feature items chosen “specifically by Michael.”

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