Beloved clothing store closure leaves customers scrambling for new options during ‘retail apocalypse’
A popular clothing store has announced it will be closing a location at a US mall just weeks after closing another store on the property.
Retailer Buckle recently posted a message on its website advising customers shopping at its store in a North Carolina mall that the location will close after March 26.
“We are closing this location at the end of March 26th‘ the company said in a statement.
“We invite you to visit us at one of our locations nearby.”
The latest Northlake Mall closure comes three weeks after Apple announced it was also leaving the property.
The mall has come under heavy fire in recent months, as a trio of shootings took place inside or outside the mall over a three-month period dating back to last December, WBVT reported.
The shootings at the property were not directly given by Apple or Buckle as a reason for their closure, and Northlake Mall said it plans to unveil new safety measures soon.
Much of the mall’s stores are currently vacant, Charlotte City Councilman James Mitchell told WBVT.
“What’s the next step, do we rename it? Are we repurposing it?” he asked, noting that 25 percent of the mall’s locations are vacant.
“And for this space to continue to grow, I think Northlake Mall needs to be successful.”
Buckle will continue to operate its stores at nearby Concord Mills and Carolina Place Mall.
The company was founded in 1948 and opened its first store in Kearney, Nebraska.
Buckle currently operates over 440 retail stores in 42 states and has grown into one of America’s most popular denim retailers.
As Buckle’s area shoppers struggle in the retail apocalypse, so too are Costco members reeling after learning of the retailer’s discontinuation of a longtime favorite ingredient.
Trader Joe’s fans were also disappointed after one of the retailer’s Coconut Aminos ranges was cancelled.
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