Dec. 12--The Gap is closing its store in the Mall of Louisiana after the holiday shopping season ends.
A spokeswoman for the San Francisco-based retailer said the store will close on Jan. 26.
Gap Inc. announced plans in September to shutter about 200 Gap and Banana Republic stores over the next three years and open about 270 Old Navy and Athleta locations during the same period.
Lower-priced Old Navy has been a bright spot for the clothing retailer, posting rising sales even as they fell at the Gap and Banana Republic.
According to the company website, there are eight Gap stores, six Banana Republic locations and 10 Old Navy stores in south Louisiana. There's one Athleta location, at Lakeside Shopping Center in Metairie.
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