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  • I LOVE THESE STORES? NBA TO ENTER CROWDED RETAIL MARKET

              The NBA will open its first retail store, "complete
         with a small basketball court, next September at 666 Fifth
         Avenue, between 52d and 53d Streets" in NYC, according to
         the N.Y. TIMES' Real-Estate section.  The basement of the
         15,000-square-foot, three-level store "will have a small
         court, with bleachers for special events."   The building is
         going through a $15M renovation, but the league declined to
         reveal the costs of its renovation or lease terms.  The
         store will sell licensed NBA/WNBA products, "ranging from
         basketballs to home furnishings."  At the bottom of the 40-
         foot atrium is to be the court -- "the heart of the store --
         surrounded by bleachers and visible from the decks above
         it."  The NBA plans to offer "computer access to games from
         50 years ago" or current ones, and the store will have TV
         monitors featuring "games in progress, interviews and
         highlights" from NBA/WNBA games (N.Y. TIMES, 11/16).  
    
    

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  • O'S OBJECT TO ADJACENT CAMDEN ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX

              The Orioles "are considering going to court to stop" a
         state proposed "urban entertainment complex" adjacent to
         Camden Yards, according to Paul Valentine of the WASHINGTON
         POST.  The MD Stadium Authority has proposed a privately
         developed 200,000-300,000-square-foot project on MD-owned
         land, with shops, restaurants and sports-themed
         entertainment.  But the Orioles feel the "project would
         create unfair competition for team sales of tickets, food
         and baseball novelties" (WASHINGTON POST, 11/15).
    
    

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