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Westfield Franklin Park sees new stores

Work has already begun to turn the former Gap Kids store into a sporting goods store. Work has already begun to turn the former Gap Kids store into a sporting goods store.
TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

While many malls have been vacated or torn down, the Westfield Franklin Park Mall is making more options available to shoppers with the opening of new stores.

The second half of 2012 saw nine new stores open their doors in the mall, including Zumiez, Charming Charlie, and local retailer Bumble Olive Oil Company.

"It actually speaks great of the Toledo area, and how it's hopefully showing a sense of rebounding," said Marketing Director Julie Heigel. "That retailers are anxious and able to open new stores at this time in this market."

After Gap closed 200 stores nationally last year, two store fronts in the mall have been empty: the former locations of Gap and Gap Kids.

"It's like a chess game," Heigel said. "When one retailer leaves, regardless of the reason, it gives us the opportunity to bring in retailers that the market is demanding."

The former Gap Kids location on the north end of the mall is set to become a Champs Sporting Goods. Renovations of the space have already begun.

The other Gap location on the south end will be turned into two separate stores. Leasing negotiations are currently in the works, and mall administrators plan to announce the new stores next month.

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