Aeropostale is reopened at the Dayton Mall. CONTRIBUTED

Aeropostale reopens 500 locations, including local stores

Teen clothing store retailer Aeropostale has reopened 500 or more locations, including local stores.

The company announced through social media on Friday that it had reopened hundreds of stores across the U.S., and offered $10 off of a purchase of $40 or more. The Dayton Mall also posted that its Aeropostale Factory location had reopened after temporarily closing.

The Mall at Fairfield Commons also has an Aeropostale location.

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In May, Aeropostale announced it was seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and closing 20 percent of its stores in North America, including eight in Ohio.

The New York company said Wednesday that it is closing 113 of its 739 U.S. stores and all 41 locations in Canada. Stores across the country closed for about a week, part of the company’s plans for “business transformation.”

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When Aeropostale announced its bankruptcy, officials said they expected the company to emerge within six months as a smaller, “right-sized” store footprint and improved operational efficiency.

According to the company’s updated store locator, Ohio still has 17 open locations. Tri-County and Eastgate Mall in Cincinnati both had permanent store closures.

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