Albany GAP store set to close

The GAP store in the Albany Mall will soon close.

/ Jessica Fairley

If you love to shop at the GAP store, soon you'll have to travel farther than the Albany Mall in order to shop there.

The company has confirmed to FOX 31 that they will be closing their Albany branch this year.

A spokesperson for GAP Inc. says this closure was outlined as a part of the company's 2007 real estate strategy.

Although an official closing date hasn't been released, the business is scheduled to close in early 2013.

GAP representatives plan to do their best to place employees in open positions in their other stores.

Banana Republic and Old Navy also fall under the GAP Inc. brand.