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National list of closing stores

Check out this list of closing stores. If you have gift cards, hurry up and use them.


If you have gift cards, hurry up and use them!!

Ann Taylor closing 117 stores nat ionwide. A company  spokeswoman said the company hasn't revealed which  stores will be shuttered. It will let the stores that will  close this fiscal year know over the next month.

Eddie Bauer to close more stores. Eddie Bauer 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.

Cache closing stores. Women's retailer Cache announced  that it is closing 20 to 23 stores this year.

Lane Bryant, Fashion Bug, Catherines closing 150 stores  nationwide. The owner of retailers Lane Bryant, Fashion  Bug, Catherines Plus Sizes will close about 150  underperforming stores this year. The company hasn't  provided a list of specific store closures and can't say  when it will offer that info, spokeswoman Brooke Perry said  today.

Talbots, J. Jill closing stores.  About a month ago, Talbots announced that it will be shuttering all 78 of its kids and mens stores. Now the company says it will  close another 22 underperforming stores. The 22 stores will  be a mix of Talbots Women's and J. Jill, another chain  it owns. The closures will occur this fiscal year,  according to a company press release.

Gap Inc. closing 85 stores. In addition to its namesake  chain, Gap also owns Old Navy and Banana Republic. The  company said the closures - all planned for fiscal 2008 -
will be weighted toward the Gap brand.

Foot Locker to close 140 stores. In the company press  release and during its conference call with analysts today,  it did not specify where the future store closures - all  planned in fiscal 2008 - will be. The company could not be  immedia tely reached for comment.

Wickes is going out of business. Wickes Furniture is going  out of business and losing all of its stores, Wickes, a 37-year-old retailer that targets middle-income customers,  filed for bankruptcy protection last month.

Goodbye Levitz & BOMBAY - closed already. The furniture  retailer, which is going out of business. Levitz first  announced it was going out of business and closing all 76 of  its stores in December. The retailer dates back to 1910  when Richard Levitz opened his first furniture store in  Lebanon , PA. In the 1960s, the wareho use/showroom  concept brought Levitz to the forefront of the furniture  industry. The local Levitz closures will follow the  shutdown of Bombay .

Zales, Piercing Pagoda closing stores. The owner of Zales  and Piercing Pagoda previously said it plans to close 82  stores by July 31. Today, it announced that it is closing  another 23 underperforming stores. The company said  it's not providing a list of specific store closures.  Of the 105 locations planned for closure, 50 are kiosks and
55 are stores.

Disney Store owner has the right to close 98 stores. The  Walt Disney Company announced it acquired ab out 220 Disney  Stores from subsidiaries of The Children's Place Retail  Stores. The exact number of stores acquired will depend on  negotiations with landlords. Those subsidiaries of  Children's Place filed for bankruptcy protection in late  March. Walt Disney in the news release said it has also  obtained the right to close about 98 Disney Stores in the  U.S. The press release didn't list those stores.

Home Depot store closings. & nbsp;(E. Brunswick, Rt 18 just  put up their closing sign), ATLANTA - Nearly 7 months after  its chief executive said there were no plans to cut the  number of its core retail stores, The Home Depot Inc.  announced Thursday that it is shuttering 15 of them amid a  slumping U.S. economy and housing market. The move will  affect 1,300 employees. It is the first time the  world's largest home improvement store chain has ever  closed a flagship store for performance reasons. Its shares  rose almost 5 percent. The Atlanta-based company said the  underperforming U.S.stores being closed represent less than
1 percent of its existing stores. They will be shuttered  within the next two months.

CompUSA (CLOSED) clarifies details on store closings. Any  extended warranties purchased for products through CompUSA  will be honored by a third-party provider, Assurant  Solutions. Gift cards, rain checks, and rebates p urchased  prior to December 12 can be redeemed at any time during the  final sale. For those who have a gadget currently in for  service with CompUSA, the repair will be completed and the  gadget will be returned to owners.

Macy 's - 9 stores closing.

Movie Gallery & Hollywood Video - 160 stores as part of  reorganization plan to exit bankruptcy. The video rental  company plans to close 400 of 3,500 Movie Gallery and  Hollywood Video stores in addition to the 520 locations the  video rental chain closed last fa ll.

Pep Boys - 33 stores.

Sprint Nextel - 125 retail locations New Sprint Nextel CEO  Dan Hesse appears to have inherited a company bleeding  subscribers by the thousands, and will now officially be  dropping the ax on 4,000 employees and 125 retail locations.  Amid the loss of 639,000 postpaid customers in the fourth  quarter, Sprint will be cutting a total of 6.7% of its work  force (following the 5,000 layoffs last year) and 8% of  company-owned brick-and-mortar stores, while remaining mute  on other rumors that it will consolidate its headquarters in  Kansas. Sprint Nextel shares are down $2.89, or nearly 25%,  at the ti me of this writing.

J.C. Penney, Lowe's and Office Depot are scaling back.

Ethan Allen Interiors - the company announced plans to  close 12 of 300 stores in an effo rt to cut costs.

Wilsons the Leather Experts - 158 stores.

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