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Uniqlo Set to Open in August

Retailer to open at Garden State Plaza

Uniqlo laid out its plans Thursday for its new store at the , where the retailer is replacing Old Navy.

Architect William Commer said the Uniqlo building would be about four feet shorter than the tallest point of the Old Navy store. The arched facade of Old Navy would be replaced by a more traditional leveled building. 

The Planning Board approved the store's application for six red and white signs reading "Uniqlo" in English and Japanese. Borough code allows for a maximum of four signs per tenant.

Commer said the number and size of the signs are much less than what was previously allowed for Old Navy.

While the facade of the store is completely reconstructed, Uniqlo plans to erect a 20-foot-tall barricade to hide the construction and protect pedestrians. Borough Engineer Pete Ten Kate asked that Uniqulo submit a structural review of the proposed barricade, citing concerns about the amount of wind coming in from nearby Route 17.

The barricade will only stand for 120 days, Commer said.

Uniqlo is expected to open in August.

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Michael Darwin June 09, 2012 at 05:27 PM
You mean the town that used to have an Old Navy in the same exact location? Maybe you meant to say a 'different' retail store, because swapping out one for another isn't adding 'another' to the town. Reading comprehension ... something I learned in Paramus, the town I know and love!
bb August 18, 2012 at 06:40 AM
The first bag I ever begged my parents for (and eventually started off my handbag addiction with) was a classic lanvin bag. It was the beginning of what has changed my life and turned into a full-time job, so as you can imagine, lanvin holds a very special place in my heart. Over the years lanvin has changed, offering more and more options for everyone. www.lanvinbagonline.com
wilson cabrera February 02, 2013 at 07:07 PM
Hi I working for theory company i dont not i have discount in you store

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