Sneaker store opens on Greenpoint Avenue
Feb. 7, By Christian Murray
A new sneaker store that sells all the big name brands opened Wednesday.
The store, called Robert and located on Greenpoint Avenue (btw. 46th and 47th Streets), sells a variety of sneakers from manufacturers such as Nike, Jordan, Puma and Timberland.
The store is being run by Kum Lee, whose father Robert founded the company more than 20 years ago. There are two other Robert stores, one in Jackson Heights and the other in Corona.
Lee said his family decided to open a store in Sunnyside since many of the family’s customers were coming from Sunnyside. “We wanted a store that was close to them,” Lee said.
Lee said he is in the early stages of figuring out what type of shoes Sunnysiders wants. “Do people want shoes for basketball or running?” he asked. “We are trying to figure that out.”
The store sells sneakers for adults and children. It plans to introduce a dress shoe section next week just for adults.