Old Navy has locations at the Greene, pictured here, and will soon open at Austin Landing.

JUST IN: New local Old Navy store sets opening date

A new Old Navy store will open next month at Austin Landing, filling a brand new space built specifically for the store.

The apparel and accessories retailer for men, women and children will have it’s grand opening with face painting and a DJ on Aug. 17. It will also have a soft opening at 6 p.m. Aug. 14, said Andrea Overfield, general manager of the store.

“We do kind of take over buildings, so this is exciting to have a building that we’re building from the ground up,” Overfield said. “It’s super exciting to be in that location. It’s going to be our newest model, more up-to-date.”

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The Dayton Daily News first reported the store would open in February when the company filed building permits for 10361 Innovation Drive near the the Field & Stream store.

The store is still hiring a few more positions, but already has about 50 employees, some of which transferred from the Dayton Mall store that closed at the end of January. There is also a location at the Greene and several in the Cincinnati area.

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Though it will be slightly smaller than other area Old Navy stores, Overfield said the Austin Landing location will be up-to-date with Old Navy’s interactive picnic tables with crayons, a balloon tree, hopscotch and a bouncy ball machine.

It will also follow the boutique-style setup of newer Old Navy locations, she said.

“We have fun fashion at a value for the whole family. We start with newborns and go up to adults,” Overfield said.

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