Avenue Stores, a plus-size womens retailer, will close 222 U.S. stores, including three in the region.
Liquidation sales are already underway at all stores, offering 30% to 50% off lowest ticketed prices, according to a statement. The company has stores at 2850 Centre Drive in Beavercreek, 8225 Old Troy Pike in Huber Heights and the Voices of America Center in Westchester.
There are also two stores in Columbus.
All stores carry swimwear, shoes, accessories and apparel in sizes 14 to 32. The store started as Sizes Unlimited in 1983.
Liquidation sales are being handled by a joint venture consisting of Gordon Brothers and Hilco Merchant Resources. A closing date hasn’t yet been announced.
“Avenue shoppers will be amazed not only by the incredible savings, but also by the great selections and styles available at the closing sale. Given the popularity of the brand and the seasonal trends, merchandise is sure to sell out quickly. We are encouraging consumers to shop early and take advantage of these offers,” a spokesperson for the group said.
There have already been more than 7,600 store closings in 2019, 29 percent more than the whole year of 2018, according to Coresight Research, which tracks the closings. The firm expects 12,000 stores to close by the end of the year, surpassing 2017’s record of 8,139.
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