FINAL sales are underway as a popular 22-store clothing retailer plans to close one location.
But next year the brand will make a comeback with a new store in the city.
Bob’s Stores in Fairfield, Connecticut will close in January 2024.
The northeastern chain has a total of 22 branches and has existed since 1954.
However, the Fairfield location is scheduled to close as a move to another location is planned.
Bob’s Stores has not yet determined the location of its new store, but plans to remain in Fairfield and open in spring 2024.
One proposed location is the vacant lot that once housed the Fairfield Bed Bath and Beyond.
The household goods retailer closed in June due to bankruptcy.
As for the current Bob’s stores in Fairfield, a store employee confirmed to The US Sun that items are between 10 and 80 percent off.
Despite this closure, Bob’s Stores plans to expand its total store footprint by 20 percent in 2024.
“Relocating this Bob’s location is part of our ongoing commitment to improving our customer experience and providing a more modern, upscale shopping experience,” said Kevin Campbell, executive vice president of operations for Bob’s Stores, in a written statement to Connecticut Insider.
“Bob’s is currently exploring new retail locations as part of our brand strategy to enhance the customer experience,” he continued.
“The move will allow us to offer our customers a more modern and upscale shopping experience.”
All employees will be relocated to the new location.
MORE RETAIL CLOSURES
Unfortunately, other closing stores across the country were unable to find new homes this year.
For example, Kmart is closing its third remaining store in the continental United States.
Shoppers have until September 30 to snag deals up to 80% off at the Westwood, New Jersey store.
At its peak, Kmart had more than 2,000 locations across the country, but has been in decline for decades.
Meanwhile, a Staples rival in Illinois is closing.
And final sales are underway as another major retailer closes a key location.