Old Navy Glendale branch

A woman carrying a Marshalls bag passes by the Old Navy store on 100 block of S. Brand Blvd. that has a sign that says "closed forever" on Thursday, May 29, 2014. (Raul Roa / Staff Photographer / May 29, 2014)

The Old Navy store in Glendale Marketplace, which was an original tenant when the shopping center opened in 1997, closed its doors for good on Monday and a new tenant is expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

The Brand Boulevard location of the Gap, Inc.-owned chain of clothing stores shuttered without any signs displayed announcing the closure, according to the property owner, Cypress Equities.

Old Navy's decision to depart was made prior to Cypress stepping in as the new owner almost a year ago.

"The decision was made between Old Navy and the former owners of Glendale Marketplace," said Kristina Trujillo, corporate portfolio marketing director for the company. "We were aware of the decision when we acquired the property in July 2013."

Trujillo said another clothing retailer will be moving into the former Old Navy space, but the new tenant won't be announced for about two weeks.

Last October, a Marshalls store opened down the street at the former Borders Booksellers location, though it's unclear whether that negatively impacted Old Navy's business.

"We are constantly evaluating our store fleet to ensure we have the right stores in the right locations to best serve our customers," said Catherine Cain, public relations manager for Old Navy. "While I don't have specifics to provide about the Glendale store, I can tell you that we look at a number of factors — including our existing store base, market demographics and sales potential of a particular market."

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