Old Navy relocates to Baybrook Square area
The holidays are just around the corner, and shoppers who plan to get a jump on gift buying at Old Navy, take note: The store is relocating on Wednesday, Nov. 17, from 1003 W. Bay Area Blvd. to the 1431 W. Bay Area Blvd., just across the bridge.
The move is less than a mile, but the change should mean a quantum leap in convenience for customers, store manager Keri Lewis said.
"Right now, you have to cross the bridge over Interstate 45 to get to us, which (with traffic) can sometimes take 30 minutes or more," Lewis said.
"With the move, it's much easier to get to, and we'll be where people are already shopping."
The new store is in the Baybrook Square Shopping Center, near the Marshalls Home Store.
Grand opening set
A grand opening set for Saturday, Nov. 20 will feature deals and giveaways, Lewis said, including Old Navy T-shirts for as low as $3, a $200 shopping spree, a gift basket from the Bath Junkie, four nights at the new Spring Hill Suites Marriott Hotel in Webster and three $100 gift certificates good at any U.S. Marriott hotel.
You do not have to be present to win, but you do have to be present to enter, Lewis said.
The event will include a disc jockey, face painter and "lots of food."
Along with a new address, the 17,000-square-foot facility has a new look, featuring automatic sliding front doors, dressing rooms in the middle of the store instead of the back, and an in-demand maternity section.
"It is not the same Old Navy," Lewis said.
"We've been beautified. Everything has been updated and modernized. It's completely different than what you think Old Navy looks like."
The last day of business at the current site is Tuesday, Nov. 16. Until then, everything is on clearance and shoppers can get discount coupons good for the new location's two-hour "soft opening" on Wednesday, Nov. 17, she said.
"The purpose of the soft opening is to introduce ourselves to business and shopping community," Lewis said.
"Our customers won't lose any shopping days."
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