Rue21 closing 400 stores nationwide; two in Central Valley
Teen clothing store Rue21 confirmed it was shuttering 400 stores in the U.S. Saturday in a post on Facebook.
The privately-held company says it is closing about one-third of its brick-and-mortar stores nationwide to focus more on online sales.
There are five stores open in the Central Valley, but two of them are closing:
- Clovis Commons
625 W. Herndon Ave. Suite 200, Clovis
- The Marketplace at Hanford
212 N. 12th Ave., Suites 101 & 107, Hanford
Three other rue21 stores would remain open, according to the company:
- Garden Vineyard Plaza
3352 Floral Ave. Suite 102, Selma
- Commons at Madera Fair
2060 W. Cleveland Ave. Suite 104, Madera
- Tulare Outlet Center
1433 Retherford St. Space D130, Tulare
Based out of Cranberry, Pennsylvania (north of Pittsburgh), rue21 has been battling declining mall traffic amid strong competition online. The company did not say how soon the physical stores would close, but rue21 was promoting store-closing sales through its website.