Last national women’s retailer location in area to close at The Greene

The last Loft location in the area will close later this month at The Greene Town Center, according to store officials.

The parent company of clothing retailers Loft, Ann Taylor and Lane Bryant announced in 2017 it would close up to 667 locations in the next two years. The Greene store will close on March 24.

Acena Retail Group Inc., which operates Ann Taylor, Lane Bryant, Loft, Dressbarn, Catherines and Justice, announced it will close the locations due to a shift in consumer habits. The company has approximately 4,850 locations.

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Ann Taylor closed its location at The Greene back in early January 2017.

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The company identified more than 250 locations that will be closed permanently through July 2019, and 71 stores have already shut down this year. An additional 400 or more stores could close as well. Several other retailers have announced store closures in recent weeks.

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