Santa Barbara Politics, Media & Culture

Monday, February 26, 2007

State Street Update: Forth and Towne Opens and Closes?

A citizen stringer noticed this in the news and passed it along:

They just opened up the Fourth and Towne in Paseo Nuevo...

SAN FRANCISCO – August 23, 2006 – Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) announced today that Forth & Towne, the company's latest apparel concept for women, plans to open at Otay Ranch Town Center in Chula Vista and at Paseo Nuevo in Santa Barbara. The two stores are expected to open in November, in time for the holiday shopping season.


and now it's being shuttered?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Apparel retailer Gap Inc. said Monday it will close its 19 Forth & Towne stores following a 18-month pilot program.
The move will affect about 550 workers, which could possibly transfer to jobs at Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy brands, Gap said.

...The 19 Forth & Towne stores, located in 10 U.S. markets, are expected to close by the end of June 2007, Gap said.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good to see them go. Tourist trap!

2/26/2007 6:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you ever notice that when you spell out Fourth And Town the initials spell FAT?
Now what marketing genius at Gap, Inc came up with that one for a store geared to women 35 and up?

2/26/2007 9:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do they sell mumus?

2/26/2007 11:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I think the NewsPress brass have eliminated the paper's ability to handle governmental and political reporting.

It's been months since we've seen a carefully written story about the County Board, any of the City Councils, goings-on in the myriad County and municipal departments, etc.

The machinations of these governing bodies and administrative agencies are complex and often arcane. They're also very powerful influences on how, where, and what we do with our lives here in Santa Barbara County.

The Independent fulfills some of the need for this sort of reporting, but I sure miss a daily newspaper with credible governmental reporting.

2/28/2007 6:56 AM  
Anonymous Need CITY WATCHDOGGING said...

It's too bad that the N-P and Travis have lost all credibility, because there ARE a number of issues going on in the City of Santa Barbara that warrant watchdogging----for instance, the comments on the poor traffic planning were RIGHT ON. Maybe the INDEPENDENT can start calling the City on some of its missteps.....

3/03/2007 11:48 AM  

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