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November 24, 2004

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Palo Alto Online

Publication Date: Wednesday, November 24, 2004

FYI FYI (November 24, 2004)

PUT YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD . . . Earlier this month, a new nikewomen store opened at Stanford Shopping Center. The store features fitness apparel, footwear and accessories for women. The Stanford store brings the total number of nikewomen outlets to six. The others are in Los Angeles, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Mission Viejo and Atlanta.

OH! . . . A new Menlo Park shoe and clothing sport boutique -- named OH -- opened last month. The redesigned 800-square-foot store, located at 1060 Evelyn Ave. in downtown Menlo Park, sells retro-style sport shoes and clothing for men and women. OH is a new project for Adam and Micheline Kemist, who have owned the nearby Runners High sports shoe store on Santa Cruz Avenue since 1995, and a Runners High shop in Los Altos since 1997. OH takes its name from the Kemists' two daughters: 20-month-old Olivia and 4-month-old Hannah .

OFFICE SPACE . . . Staples office supply store opened in Menlo Park last month. Staples sells business machines, computer tech products, office furniture, and office and teacher supplies. The store has a copy and print center and a shipping center, in partnership with UPS. The Menlo Park Staples Store, located in space formerly occupied by Strouds Fine Linens, employs 25 full- and part-time people. Staples Inc., which opened its first superstore in 1986, has 1,600 stores worldwide and 2003 sales of $13 billion, the company said.

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