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Posted on Fri, Nov 18, 2011 : 5:58 a.m.

Arborland's Old Navy completes renovation project, 'not looking to downsize'

By Lizzy Alfs

The Old Navy store in Arborland Center on Washtenaw Avenue has a new look.

The store recently underwent a renovation project, which included painting, installing new fixtures and a new rectangular-shaped checkout line constructed to replace the previous setup, which featured individual checkout lanes.


The Old Navy in Arborland Mall recently completed a renovation project.

The renovations come just a month after Gap Inc. - which owns Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy chains - announced it will reduce the number of Gap stores in the United States to 700 by 2013, and remove 1 million square feet from U.S. Old Navy stores.

“In North America, sales are expected to grow modestly on its smaller, healthier specialty store fleet supplemented by sales growth in its online and outlet channels,” the company said in a statement.

In 2009, Gerdom Realty & Investment had a listing for 3,920 to 8,748 square feet of the Arborland Old Navy store to be subleased.

But the listing was taken off the market in 2010, and Tjader Gerdom of Gerdom Realty said the Arborland Old Navy has no plans to downsize right now.

“They’re not looking to downsize at this time,” he said.

Lizzy Alfs is a business reporter for Reach her at 734-623-2584 or email her at Follow her on Twitter at



Fri, Nov 18, 2011 : 6:35 p.m.

It's cheerful. You can't miss it. Took my mind off the loss of Border's for a sec.