Out of 400 Payless stores closing nationwide, 9 are in Louisiana

(WAFB) - Payless ShoeSource has announced it will immediately be closing 400 stores nationwide.

Of those 400 stores, nine are in Louisiana. Payless reported Tuesday, April 4 that they are filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. CEO W. Paul Jones called it a difficult, but necessary decision "driven by the continued challenges of the retail environment," according to CNN.

The following stores in Louisiana are closing:

  • Abbeville - Tiffany Plaza Shopping Center
  • Gonzales - Ascension Plaza
  • Houma - East Side Plaza
  • New Orleans - Algiers Plaza
  • Plaquemine - Belleview Plaza Shopping Center
  • Shreveport - 2517 Hollywood Ave.
  • Shreveport - Kmart Shopping Center
  • Slidell - North Shore Square Mall
  • Thibodaux - 610 N Canal Blvd.

The full list of stores closing nationwide is below:

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