Popular shoe retailer and Foot Locker rival with 660 locations abruptly closing for good as part of mass shutdown

A popular shoe chain with 660 stores has closed one location in a mass closure.

The retailer, seen by many as a competitor to Foot Locker, is one of 17 stores affected by a mall closure.

Finish Line is closing a shopping center


Finish Line is closing a shopping centerPhoto credit: Getty

Finish Line is closing its store at Tusla Promenade, Oklahoma.

Shoppers only have until 6pm on Sunday, September 17 to shop, a store employee confirmed to The US Sun.

Finish Line is one of 17 stores affected by the closure of the Tulsa Promenade, a shopping center about seven miles from downtown Tulsa.

The shopping center is closed due to non-compliance with fire safety regulations.

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The Tulsa Fire Department told local news station News On 6 that it has received several complaints from shoppers about the mall not complying with fire codes.

The Tusla Promenade has also been declining in recent years.

It has lost big-name anchor stores like Macy’s and JCPenney and the entire second floor is vacant.

However, the mall’s Dillard’s department store will remain open after closing on September 17.


Finish Line has also struggled with store closures in the past.

In 2016, the company closed 150 stores due to financial and inventory problems.

Finish Line has now shrunk to 660 stores in 47 states.

But its rivals in the shoe business are also familiar with retail problems.

Foot Locker plans to close 400 stores, primarily in malls, to improve sales.

The chain aims to have only about 50 percent of its remaining stores in malls that are suffering from declining foot traffic.

Rival chain Journeys also announced in May that it would close 100 stores.

But these closures are part of a broader trend that affects all retail, not just shoe chains.

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Aila Slisco

Aila Slisco is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Aila Slisco joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: ailaslisco@dailynationtoday.com.

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