By Eleanor Tolbert – Reporter, Louisville Business First
May 11, 2022
After the recent closure of a major tenant, a large spot in the highly trafficked Shelbyville Road Plaza could soon have a new retailer.
Old Navy filed plans with Louisville Metro Planning & Design Services in April for the suite that formerly held the Nike Factory Store there. The filing shows the clothing retailer intends to fit out 15,539 square feet of the space.
The Nike store closed in January. Tommy Edwards, retail director for Hagan Properties which manages the shopping center, told me at the time the shoe store had a 10-year leases which ended Jan. 31.
He said every time a contract is up, the firm reconsiders what’s best for the shopping center. With three other businesses there carrying Nike products — Off Broadway Shoes, Nordstrom Rack and Ross Dress for Less —they decided not to renew Nike’s contract in order to avoid redundancies.
The Old Navy would be situated between the Nordstrom Rack and Guitar Center in the shopping center. The filing shows Ohio-based Shremshock Architect Inc. is providing its services to the project.
Edwards declined to comment on the new potential tenant. A brochure of the shopping center on the company’s website shows the former Nike space is under contract.
Deb Compton, a spokesperson for Old Navy, said the company doesn’t have any information to share right now but should have some more details soon. This story could be updated.
Old Navy is owned by San Francisco-based Gap Inc. There are a few other Old Navy locations in Louisville, including in Oxmoor Center, Jefferson Mall and the Springhurst Town Center.
The shopping center is stacked with other large brands, including Trader Joes, Quest Outdoors, JoAnn’s, Buff City Soap and CycleBar.