Hip-Hop star Nelly visits The Plug outlet

READING, Pa. – Simply steps away from the place he carried out in entrance of hundreds in Heart Metropolis, Nelly snuck in a cease for sneakers.

“I did not even know they had been coming till his brother truly got here within the store,” mentioned Tyler Simmons, proprietor of The Plug.

The hip-hop icon and entrepreneur is a big sneaker fan, so his brother mentioned he’d convey him to the shop later that day.

“I am feeling slightly anxious,” recalled Simmons. “I imply, I grew up being a fan of Nelly’s and listening to his music.”

It was proper earlier than closing when Simmons gained a buyer he’ll always remember.

“We had been on the brink of stroll out of right here, and right here comes Nelly and his entourage hopping out three Sprinter vans,” mentioned Simmons. “I did not know who it was at first, however it was a sort of cool second.”

“They acquired Jordan 3 Cardinals, Off-White [Nike] Dunks, Yeezys, Jordan Mocha 1s,” mentioned Simmons. “They simply acquired 15, 20 pairs, one thing like that.”

That is on prime of two pairs of Nelly’s favourite shoe, Nike Air Drive 1s.

“I grew up watching Nelly on TV and for him to be in my institution on Penn Avenue is only a stunning feeling man.”

Simmons moved his retailer from the 200 block of Penn Avenue as much as the five hundred block in September increasing from 450 sq. toes to almost 8,000. He mentioned Nelly instructed him he was proud to assist a black-owned enterprise.

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“Now when he involves Studying PA, he is aware of The Plug is the one place to attach,” mentioned Simmons.