“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.
The Room Place will open later this year in the Dayton Mall location.
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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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