First Look: Foot Locker Opens Power Store in Compton

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First Look: Foot Locker Opens Power Store in Compton

By Jamie Grill-Goodman - 08/26/2020

Foot Locker has opened its first West Coast community-based Power Store in Compton, CA. 

The new 12,800-square-foot offers an elevated retail experience, including a curbside pickup window, exclusive product, custom store artwork by local artists, and an activation space that will host ongoing community events for the sneaker-obsessed.

The Compton store comes after the successful openings of Foot Locker Power Stores in Detroit, Philadelphia, New York, London, Liverpool and Hong Kong. Upcoming stores are planned in Chicago and Vancouver, B.C

"As part of our commitment to bring the best localized expression of Foot Locker to consumers, we are excited to expand our Power Store model to the West Coast with a new location in Compton," said Bryon Milburn, SVP and GM of Foot Locker U.S. "Compton is a passionate market for sneaker culture, and we look forward to creating immersive brand connections from the local store staff, to the in-store experiences and products we offer."

In support of Compton and the surrounding communities, Foot Locker has committed to hiring local by partnering with the City of Compton to recruit talent within a five-mile radius of the store. The brand also engaged two local artists, Mel Depaz and AngelOnce, to design custom artwork for the interior and exterior of the store, as well as hosting neighborhood clean-ups and maintaining a community garden.

To further Foot Locker's "Home Grown" hyper-local product initiative, the store will also offer a curated group of local brands Foot Locker has partnered with to sell exclusive and limited-release product, such as Viva La Bonita, Ugly Primo, Mel Depaz and K.Swiss x Mike Reesé.

To celebrate the grand opening of the store, located at 205 E Compton Blvd., Compton, CA, Foot Locker has worked with the local officials on safety guidelines to host events, activations and givebacks for the local community:

Thursday, Aug. 27

  • 12 – 3 p.m.: Home Grown Celebration – Celebration of new, local brands in the Power Store: Viva La Bonita, Ugly Primo, Mel Depaz and K.Swiss x Mike Reesé.

Friday, Aug. 28

  • 11 a.m.: Good Will Day – To receive a "golden ticket" (while supplies last) for access to upcoming releases, consumers can either signup for a local community cleanup or donate at least $1 at checkout to the Compton Advocates Coalition.

Saturday, Aug. 29

  • 3 – 6 p.m.: Nike Appreciation Day – Drew League Donation Ceremony and Foot Locker x Nike branded giveaways.

Sunday, Aug. 30

  • 12 – 3 p.m.: Jordan "School from Home" – The first 200 families to visit Foot Locker Compton will receive a "School from Home" kit, inclusive of pre-packaged lunch and an opportunity to be part of the Foot Locker x Jordan tutoring program.