Northgate Shopping Centre officials say it is not all doom and gloom inside the largest North Bay mall.
Jordanna Grant, marketing director at Northgate Shopping Centre was responding to recent news about store closures in the mall including the Gap and David's Tea.
"Sadly there are some national closures happening, however, there are some brands like 'La Vie en Rose' that are expanding and in our centre at that," Grant told BayToday in an email.
"Their location is under construction and set to open in the near future."
Grant also noted that business is improving in the mall.
"Stores are reporting sales and traffic are up immensely which is a good sign," she said.
"I am confident we are going to secure a fantastic brand to occupy the Gap space and urge you to stay tuned."