Once Old Navy opened at the Waugh Chapel Towne Centre, there wasn't much of a need to keep the store in Bowie open.
The Old Navy in Bowie Town Center closed it's doors for good last month, the day before a new store opened up in Gambrills. According to Julie Luker, a public relations manager for Old Navy, the store closed on Jan. 22 and was "repositioned" to the new location in Gambrills.
When asked if Old Navy would be opening a new store in Bowie in the near future, Luker indicated that there was no specific plan.
"We are constantly evaluating our store fleet to ensure we have the right stores in the right locations to best serve our customers," wrote Luker in an email. "I can tell you that we look at a number of factors—including our existing store base, market demographics and sales potential of a particular market."
Old Navy is the second store in six months to close shop in Bowie Town Center in favor of relocation to Waugh Chapel. Bed Bath & Beyond closed shop in Bowie Town Center in September 2012 when a new store opened up in Gambrills.
How do you feel about the Bowie Town Center Old Navy relocating to Gambrills? Is it a better location for you?