NORFOLK, Va. – Another store is leaving MacArthur Center Mall in Downtown Norfolk.
Banana Republic will close its doors for good on January 26, according to their public relations department.
In a statement to News 3, they said, “We always evaluate our store fleet to ensure we have the right stores in the right locations to best serve our customers’ needs. I can confirm that the Banana Republic store in the MacArthur Center Mall will be closing on 1/26/19. The decision to close a store is always a difficult one and we hope our customers will continue to shop with us online.”
Some shoppers said they're not surprised by the news.
“Stores come and go here all the time, so it’s not a huge surprise," Mickey Evans, who usually shops at Barnes and Noble, said.
This comes after Pottery Barn and Williams-Sonoma announced plans to close at the end of the month.
“I think that’s a little scary because it might say that more stores might be closing if they don’t sell well," shopper Eden Mendoza explained.
The only Banana Republics left in Hampton Roads are inside the Norfolk and Williamsburg Premium Outlets.