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Another Day, Another Retailer Leaves Downtown San Francisco

by Joel B. Pollak

Banana Republic has left its downtown San Francisco location — the second major closure to hit the headlines this week, as an exodus of large retailers from the once-posh shopping district continues.

As Breitbart News reported earlier this week, the Williams-Sonoma kitchen and furnishings store is set to leave Union Square by next year. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Wednesday that Banana Republic is leaving the area as well (original links):

Banana Republic has closed in the Westfield San Francisco Centre, the same mall where Nordstrom is also departing.

The clothing store, which opened in 2009, is one of the numerous locations owned by San Francisco-based parent Gap that have shuttered during the pandemic. Gap is also implementing corporate layoffs affecting around 1,800 workers.

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