Niketown closes due to bed bugs

September 18, 2010 4:24:10 PM PDT
The big apple's ranking as the nation's leading bed bug city got an unwanted boost from "Niketown".

The sneaker company's 5-story flagship store on East 57th Street was closed Saturday.

The sign on the door apologized for the inconvenience.

What the sign didn't specify is the reason for the temporary closure.

It's because bed bugs were discovered inside.

"Niketown" didn't provide details, only that is was doing all it can.

Terminix, the pest control company, ranked New York the number one bed bug city.