Lincoln's only Gap store will be closing next month on the eve of its 20th anniversary.
The company confirmed in an email that the last day for the Gap and Gap Kids stores that share space at SouthPointe Pavilions will be Jan. 28.
"The decision to close a store is always a difficult one, and we hope our customers will continue to shop with us at nearby stores or online," the company said in the email.
The only other Gap stores in Nebraska are at the Nebraska Crossing Outlets in Gretna and in Omaha at the Westroads and Village Pointe malls.
Gap Inc. last month announced plans to potentially close hundreds of stores that are either underperforming or don't fit with the company's future vision.
Gap was one of the first tenants in the mall at 27th and Pine Lake Road, opening in January 1999.
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The company does not appear to have plans to close either its Old Navy or Banana Republic stores, which both have single Lincoln locations at SouthPointe.
Those brands had positive sales growth in the third quarter compared with a year ago, while sales at Gap stores fell 7 percent.
Gap will join other local and national retailers that have closed Lincoln stores this year, including Toys 'R' Us, Younkers, Mattress Firm, Austad's and Post & Nickel.
New places to shop in Lincoln this season
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Kirkland's opened a Lincoln store on May 7 in Centro Plaza at 48th and R streets. The store is open 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays.
Bookseller Sarah Karjala arranges a display at the Francie & Finch Bookshop that opened in November at 130 S. 13th St. in downtown Lincoln. The store is open 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 12 p.m.-7 p.m. on Saturdays.
Riham Farhan (right) in November opened a beauty/clothing shop called Rotana in Gateway Mall. Here she is with her children Ahood Solaiman, 19, (left) and Mohamed Solaiman, 16, (center) at their store. The store is open 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 12 p.m.-6 p.m. on Sundays.
Torrid, a plus-size clothing retailer, opened in Gateway Mall on Nov. 1. The store is open 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 12 p.m.-6 p.m. on Sundays.
Beauty Brands in Centro Plaza at 48th and R streets opened in April. The store is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. Beauty Brands combines a salon and spa with a retail store that carries upscale skincare, cosmetics, hair care, nail, bath and body products for both men and women.
Sit & Stay, a pet supplies store, opened in April at 4747 Pioneers, Suite 110. The store is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. The store features made-in-the-USA treats, industrial-strength toys and durable gear such as harnesses, leashes and collars.
White Barn Candle Co. opened in Gateway Mall next to Bath & Body Works on Nov. 5. The store is open mall hours.
Fresh Thyme Farmers Market at 52nd and O streets was one of the major new retailers to open in Lincoln in the first half of 2016. The store is open from 7 a.m.-10 p.m. daily.
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