Dressbarn Closing 62 Stores, All Locations Expected to Close by End of 2019

Dressbarn Closing 62 Stores, All Locations Expected to Close by End of 2019
A pedestrian walks by a DressBarn store in El Cerrito, California on May 21, 2019. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Dressbarn is shutting down 62 more stores as part of its plan to close down all stores by the end of this year.

Nine stores across eight states were scheduled to be closed in July with another 53 slated to be shuttered in August, according to a list released by the company (pdf).

The August closings include seven stores in California, five in Maryland, five in New York, four in Florida, four in Massachusetts, three in Louisiana, and three in Michigan.

Exact dates were not listed for the stores on the list. Twenty-five stores were closed in June.

The company said it has started “store closing or inventory clearance event sales” at the stores.

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Clothes in a DressBarn store in El Cerrito, California on May 21, 2019. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

“We encourage customers to take advantage of deeper discounts, shop early for the best selection, and use any outstanding gift cards. Our teams remain committed to providing our customers with the same great experience both in-store and online, while offering them even better deals and value,” said Steven Taylor, chief financial officer of the company, in a statement.

Landlords are pleased with the plan to wind down the company’s stores, he said.

“We have received overwhelming landlord support for our plan, which will allow us to implement our wind down in a manner that provides the best recovery for our landlords. Further, we are current, and expect to remain so, with our vendors and suppliers,” according to Taylor.

While Dressbarn plans to shutter all of its stores by the end of the year, it has retained a company, Hilco Streambank, to seek parties interested in its intellectual property assets such as domain names.

“The Dressbarn customer is loyal and cares deeply for the brand,” Taylor noted.

David Peress, executive vice president of Hilco Streambank, added, “A buyer of the Dressbarn brand has the unique opportunity to connect with a devoted customer base and build upon a brand heritage with a well-established presence throughout the U.S.”

Dressbarn currently has approximately 625 stores across the nation, employing about 6,400 associates. It was founded in 1962 in Stamford, Connecticut before growing into a nationwide chain.

The company announced in May that it would shut down all of its stores.

“For more than 50 years, Dressbarn has served women’s fashion needs, and we thank all of our dedicated associates for their commitment to Dressbarn and our valued customers. This decision was difficult, but necessary, as the Dressbarn chain has not been operating at an acceptable level of profitability in today’s retail environment,” Taylor said at the time.

“During the wind down process, we will continue to provide our customers with the same great experience both in-store and online, offering them even better deals and value. We will work to assist our associates through the transition and maintain existing relationships with our vendors, suppliers, and other key stakeholders through this process.”

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A DressBarn store in El Cerrito, California on May 21, 2019. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Full List of Stores Slated to be Closed in August

Huntsville: Valley Bend at Jones Farm, 2750 Carl T Jones Drive

Antioch: Slatten Ranch, 5749 Lone Tree Way Brea: l Center East, 2500 East Imperial Highway
Campbell: Hamilton Plaza Shopping Center, 1650 South Bascom Ave.
Elk Grove: Elk Grove Commons, 9630 Bruceville Road
Fresno: The Marketplace at River Park, 7560 N. Blackstone Ave.
Los Angeles: Ladera Center, 5373 W Centinela Ave.
Redlands: Citrus Plaza, 27430 W Lugonia Ave.

Shelton: Shelton Square, 876 Bridgeport Ave. West
Hartford: Corbins Corner Plaza, 1473 New Britain Ave.

Bear: Eden Square Shopping Center, 408 Eden Circle

Destin: Shoppes at Paradise Key, 4429 Commons Drive East
Kissimmee: The Loop, 3204 N John Young Parkway
Lake Buena Vista: Lake Buena Vista Factory, 15629 State Road 535
Pembroke Pines: Pembroke Commons, 450 N University Drive

Waterloo: Crossroad Commons, 1419 Flammang Road

Melrose Park: Winston Plaza Shopping Ctr 1036 W. North Ave.

Indianapolis: Clearwater Springs, 5025 E 82nd St.
Valparaiso: Valparaiso Walk, 91 Silhavy Road

Newton: Chisholm Trail Mall, 601 SE 36
St. Olathe: Olathe Pointe, 14665 West 119th St.

Lafayette: River Marketplace, 4401 Ambassador Caffery Parkway
Lake Charles: Lake Charles Power Center, 3431 Derek Drive
Shreveport: University Place, 7044 Youree Drive

Berlin: Highland Commons, 212 Coolidge
St. Methuen: The Loop, 90 Pleasant Valley St.
Northborough: Northborough Crossing, 9110 Shops Way, E-110
Stoneham: Redstone Plaza, 99 Main St.

Bel Air: Festival at Bel Air, 5 Bel Air South Parkway
Clinton: Woodyard Crossing, 8775-A Branch Ave.
Greenbelt: Greenway Shopping Center, 7525 Greenbelt Road
Landover: Largo Town Center, 908 Largo Center Drive
Laurel: Laurel Shopping Center, 332 Domer Ave. Michigan
Allen Park: Fairlane Green Shopping Center, 3240 Fairlane Drive
Grandville: Town Center, 4830 Wilson Ave. Novi: Novi Town Center, 43193 Cresent Blvd.

Pearl: The Outlets of Mississippi, 200 Bass Pro Drive

Independence: Pavilions at Hartman Heritage, 20050 E Jackson Drive
St. Charles: Bogey Hills Plaza, 2133 Zumbehl Road

Reno: The Summit Reno, 13921 S Virginia Street

New Jersey
Clark: Clark Commons Shopping Center, 1255 Raritan Road New York Buffalo: McKinley Milestrip Center, 3540 McKinley Parkway

New York
New York City: 1180 Ave of the Americas Pelham: Post Road Plaza, 853 Pelham Parkway
Plattsburgh: Champlain Centre, 60 Smithfield Blvd.
Rochester: The Mall at Greece Ridge, 468 Greece Ridge Center Drive
White Plains: Crossroads Plaza, 481 Tarrytown Road

North Dakota
West Fargo: Westgate Commons, 1500 East 13th Ave.

Parma: Pleasant Valley Shop Center, 1183 Pleasant Valley Road

Portland: Cascade Station, 9963 NE Cascades Parkway

Mechanicsburg: Silver Spring Commons, 6520 Carlisle Pike

Rhode Island
Lincoln: Lincoln Mall, 622 George Washington Highway

Falls Church: Seven Corners Center, 6308 Seven Corners Center

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