Bad News for Retail Owners, Bad News For Texas Tax Rolls

  1. Ann Taylor is closing 117 stores nationwide.
  2. Eddie Bauer to close more stores. The company has already closed 27 shops in the first quarter and plans to close up to two more outlet stores by the end of the year.
  3. Cache is closing 20 to 23 stores this year.
  4. Lane Bryant, Fashion Bug, and Catherines are closing 150 stores nationwide.
  5. Talbots, and J. Jill are closing all 78 of its kids and men’s stores. Now the company says it will  close another 22 underperforming stores. The 22 stores wi ll be a mix of Talbots women’s and J. Jill.
  6. Gap Inc. will be closing 85 stores.
  7. Foot Locker to close 140 stores. 
  8. Wickes Furniture is going out of business and closing all of its stores.
  9. Levitz, the furniture retailer, is going out of business and closing all 76 of its stores in December.
  10. Zales, Piercing Pagoda plans to close 82 stores by July 31. It has also announced that it is closing another 23 underperforming stores.
  11. The Walt Disney Company subsidiary Children’s Place filed for bankruptcy protection in late March. Walt Disney, in a news release, said it has also obtained the right to close about 98 Disney Stores in the U.S.
  12. ;  Home Depot has 15 store closings.
  13. CompUSA clarifies details on its store closings. Any extended warranties purchased for products through CompUSA will be honored by a third-party provider, Assurant Solutions.
  14. Macy’s is closing 9 stores.
  15. Movie Gallery is closing 160 stores as part of reorganization plan to exit.  They plan to close 400 of 3,500 Movie Gallery and Hollywood Video stores in addition to t he 520 locations the video rental chain closed last fall.
  16. Pacific Sunwear is closing 153 Demo stores.
  17. Pep Boys is closing 33 stores.
  18. Sprint Nextel is closing 125 retail locations.
  19. J. C. Penney, Lowe’s, and Office Depot are scaling back.
  20. Ethan Allen Interiors announced plans to close 12 of 300+ stores in an effort to cut costs.
  21. Wilsons the Leather Experts is closing 158 stores.
  22. Sharper Image: The company recently filed for bankruptcy protection and announced that 90 of its 184 stores are closing.
  23. Bombay Company: The company unveiled plans to close all 384 U.S.-based Bombay Company stores.
  24. KB Toys posted a list of 356 stores that it is closing around the United States as part of its bankruptcy reorganization.
  25. Dillard’s plans to close more stores.
  26. Steve and Barry’s Clothing, which has 240 stores filed for bankruptcy.
  27. Starbucks is in the process of closing 600 stores.

 Source: WKYC NBC 3, http://www.wkyc.com