The Dayton area has escaped the first round of department store closures in 2019.
Department stores have struggled amid changing consumer habits where smaller format stores, discount options and online shopping prevail. Some like Bon-Ton stores have gone out of business completely. Others, including Macy’s, Kohl’s, Nordstrom and JCPenney, have announced plans to close stores this year to try and balance their real estate portfolios and boost earnings.
The four stores combined have announced plans to close nearly 20 stores this year, but no area stores have been effected so far, aside from the Sears stores already planned to close.
Here’s where the stores are closing:
Casper Eastridge in Casper, Wyoming
Redmond Town Center in Redmond, Washington
Sunnyvale Town Center in Sunnyvale, California
Westside Pavilion in Los Angeles, California (Macy’s Furniture Gallery)
Indianapolis, Indiana at the Glendale Mall
Swansea Mall in Swansea, Massachusetts
Tysons Galleria in McLean, Virginia
Nanuet Mall in Nanuet, New York
Charleston Town Center in Charleston, West Virginia
The Mall at Wellington Green in Wellington, Florida
MacArthur Center Mall in Norfolk, Northern Virginia
Providence Place Mall in Providence, Rhode Island
Rego Park at Rego Center in Rego Park, New York
Green Acres Mall in South Valley Stream, New York
Houma Crossing Mall in Bayou Cane, Louisiana
JCPenney will close at least three stores this spring, with more to follow, it announced earlier this year. No details are known yet about which JCPenney stores will shut down.
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