Spokane Journal of Business

North Side Old Navy to open in April

National retailer to hire at least 50 employees at new Spokane site

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Work is underway on a new Old Navy retail store at the Franklin Park Commons shopping center, on Spokane’s North Side.

In a prepared statement, a Gap Inc. spokesperson says the Franklin Park store, at 5628 N. Division, will open at the end of April.  Old Navy is a subsidiary of San Francisco-based Gap Inc. 

The clothing and accessories retailer expects to hire at least 50 people to work at the 15,000-square-foot store.

It will be located between Guitar Center and Bed Bath & Beyond stores, in space formerly occupied by an Outback Steakhouse restaurant.

Outback moved from the shopping center to the NorthTown Mall in 2016.

According to building permit information on file with the city of Spokane, the tenant improvement project was designed by Des Plaines, Illinois-based Chipman Design Architecture. Wood Dale, Illinois-based WCW Engineers is providing engineering services. James Hunt Construction Co. Inc., of Cincinnati, is the contractor.

Permit application information shows work at the site includes improvements to the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. The building façade also will be redesigned to match Old Navy’s signature blue color scheme, and new store signage will be installed.

The project is valued at $650,000, according to the permits.

Old Navy also has a store in the Spokane Valley Mall, at 14022 E. Indiana, which opened in 2001.

Gap announced last year plans to open 30 to 40 new Old Navy stores. 

Currently, Gap operates about 1,200 Old Navy stores and about 200 Athleta stores in the U.S.

Natasha Nellis
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Reporter Natasha Nellis joined the Journal in May 2018 and covers real estate and construction. Natasha is an avid reader and loves taking photos, traveling, and learning new languages.

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