Nike, MLB ink deal allowing River Avenue shops to continue selling Yankees merch

Posted: Updated:

Major League Baseball and Nike have announced a new merchandise agreement that will allow several Yankees retail stores on River Avenue to stay in business.

Under the newly inked deal between Nike, MLB and eight Bronx businesses that were in jeopardy of closing, the mom-and-pop shops will continue to carry and sell official Yankees merch.

The Bronx borough president's office applauded the new agreement with the shops, some of which have been in business for more than three generations, saying, "I am pleased to learn that the New York Yankees, Nike and Major League Baseball were receptive to public pressure to do the right thing, and have heeded the concerns of our business community in the area surrounding Yankee Stadium."

Local leaders say support from fellow politicians, public pressure and the Yankees going to bat for the store owners all helped land the deal.

 

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."