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Digest

County's only Gap will make way for Gap Outlet

By TIMES WIRES
Published January 11, 2007


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Pasco County just didn't get into The Gap enough. The San Francisco-based "classic" clothing retailer is closing its sole Pasco location, at Gulf View Square Mall, at the end of the month. But lovers of khakis and pocketed T-shirts should not fear. Gap Outlet, which sells similar versions of Gap clothing at reduced prices, will open in the same place on Feb. 18, a Gap spokeswoman said. The outlet store, she said, will better suit the local market. Already at the mall is Old Navy, which is also owned by The Gap. The spokeswoman says Old Navy has a different "aesthetic" than the Gap.

Fire forces evacuation of assisted living home

Fourteen residents of an assisted living facility were relocated Wednesday afternoon after a small fire started in the eaves of their building, Pasco fire and rescue authorities say. No one was injured. It was the second fire in two weeks at Fresh Water at Hudson, an assisted living facility at 14108 Old Dixie Highway. Authorities say both fires appear to be due to an electrical problem, which facility officials were working on Wednesday. The residents were moved to Forest Glen on Plathe Road.

More shows booked for Jackie Mason

The Palace Grand has added three shows by comic Jackie Mason on Feb. 19, 20 and 21. The originally scheduled shows on Feb. 13, 14 and 15 have sold out, according to the Palace Grand box office. The Palace Grand is at 275 Della Court (off U.S. 19 a quarter-mile north of the Pasco-Hernando border). Doors open at 6 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 p.m. and show at 8 p.m. Dinner and show, $39.95, plus tax and tip. Call 863-7949 in west Pasco; toll-free 1-888-65-7469.

Clarification

The new Trinity Oaks elementary school did not open at the beginning of the school year because of delays in acquiring the land and getting permits. A story Wednesday imprecisely described the reason for the delay.

[Last modified January 10, 2007, 23:55:01]


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