It's summer in the city. So the Nets have opened their Coney Island retain outlet, officially the Nets Shop by adidas.
For the fourth straight year, as long as the team has been in Brooklyn, the Nets Shop has returned to Coney Island opening on Memorial Day weekend. The 1,100-square-foot store is the team’s only retail location outside of Barclays Center.
Specifically, the Shop is located at 3015 Stillwell Ave. between Surf Ave. and the Boardwalk. It's across the street from one Coney Island landmark, the original Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog stand and next to another, the historic Wonder Wheel. It's not far from the Coney Island subway stop and MCU Park, home of the Brooklyn Cyclones, who opened their season on Friday.
The store is also close to The Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, in which Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment, Mikhail Prokhorov's Brooklyn parent company, is involved in securing naming rights, sponsorships and secondary programming.
It will sell traditional Brooklyn Nets gear such as player jerseys, hats, and t-shirts, as well as beach gear, including sunglasses, beach towels, flip flops, and swimwear – all in the brand’s signature black and white color scheme. Now imagine if the Nets draft Isaiah Whitehead or sign Coney Island's other two local products, Sebastian Telfair or Lance Stephenson!
The Nets Shop is currently selling a limited supply of Long Island Nets shirts as well. It's open Sunday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. It will remain open through Labor Day.