Add another vacancy to Main Street — and it’s a big one.
Banana Republic is closing January 10.
That’s all a store manager would say. She’s not allowed to give her name, she says — “company policy.”
What’s the reason? “The company decided to close us.” In 2017, Gap Inc. — the parent company — announced plans to shut about 200 “under-performing” Gap and Banana Republic stores.
Will they reopen elsewhere? “I’m not sure.”
How long have they been in the iconic storefront that for decades housed Klein’s Department store? “I’m not allowed to give that information out.”
An “06880” reader says a sales clerk told her their rent was tripled.
But that’s just the word on the (soon-to-be-empty #44 Main) Street.