Going to the mall when I was a kid was so much fun.  Claire's had thousands of earrings, that were all just amazing.  Maurice's was the place my friends all go their jeans and really cool sweaters.  Orange Julius was a fave for most of us, except me.  I could NOT stand the taste of those and always just asked for an orange.  We can't forget Abercrombie & Fitch.  You didn't even need to go in that store to get doused with their cologne.  It was so strong even outside of the doors!

Unfortunately, one store that my friends and I loved to browse announced recently that it is having a bit of a financial situation and will be closing 95 stores.

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EXPRESS Announces It Is Filing For Bankruptcy and Closing 95 Stores

"Back in the day", EXPRESS wasn't a store that had clothes for "me".  My friends were all in sizes that still had one digit on the label.  And then there was me.  I was a head taller than all of my friends and that single-digit stuff isn't even a memory for what I've ever worn.  My family also ate cans of food that didn't have labels on them, it was a surprise most nights what we would be eating, so the price tags for the clothes at EXPRESS were way out of my "hand me down only" affordability.  That's why I said I browsed the store when I was a kid.  Nothing in my size and nothing I could afford.

Sadly, change is in the works for that well-known chain.  According to Fox Business, EXPRESS submitted a petition on Monday, April 22nd, 2024, for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

READ MORE: EXPRESS Receives Delisting Notice From the New York Stock Exchange

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List of Locations EXPRESS Stores Will Be Closing

The plan moving forward is "business as usual" in store and online for all of the brands represented, according to the statement in the Fox Business story.  However, work will be taking place to "right-size its lease portfolio and operations" and with that entails store closures.

The states that will be impacted by store closings starting April 23rd are as follows:

  • California -
    • 234 Stonewood Street, Downey, CA 90241-3907
    • 22500 Town Circle, Moreno Valley, CA 92553-7509
    • 24201 Valencia Blvd., Valencia, CA 91355-1861
    • 4485 La Jolla Village Dr, San Diego, CA 92122-6237
    • 14006 Riverside Dr, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423-1945
    • 5680 Bay Street, Emeryville, CA 94608-2408
    • 2800 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92705-6607
    • 224 Los Cerritos Center, Cerritos, CA 90703-5423
    • 1640 Camino Del Rio N, San Diego, CA 92108-1506
    • 2149 Montclair Plaza, Montclair, CA 91763-1536
    • 200 E Via Rancho Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92025-8006
    • 2855 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95050-6709
    • 3030 Plaza Bonita Rd., National City, CA 91950-8009
    • 645 Shaw Ave., Fresno, CA 93710-7709
    • 202 W Hilcrest Dr, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360-4210
    • 500 Lakewood Blvd, Lakewood, CA 90712-2407
  •  New York - 11 stores
    • 5036 Kings Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11234-5208
    • 1701 Sunrise Highway, Bayshore, NY 11706-6091
    • 2034 Green Acres Mall, Valley Stream, NY 11581-1535
    • 5130 Xavier Dr., Yonkers, NY 10704-1300
    • 26Th Avenue & Bell Blvd, Bayside, NY 11360-2492
    • 3513 Long Beach Road, Oceanside, NY 11572-5701
    • 490 Fulton St., Brooklyn, NY 11201-5323
    • 1 Sangertown Square, New Hartford, NY 13413-1500
    • 1552 North Broadway, New York, NY 10036-1518
    • 514 Broadway, New York, NY 10012-4427
    • 129 5Th Avenue, New York, NY 10003-1003
  • New Jersey - 7 stores
    • 110 Garden State Plaza, Paramus, NJ 07652-2417
    • 250 Woodbridge Ctr Dr., Woodbridge, NJ 07095-1321
    • 3710 Route 9, Freehold, NJ 07728-4801
    • 1750 Deptford Center Rd, Deptford Township, NJ 08096-5222
    • 4403 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing, NJ 08330-3103
    • 112 Eisenhower Pkwy, Livingston, NJ 07039-4995
    • 400 New Jersey 38, Moorestown, NJ 08057-1522
  •  Texas - 5 stores
    • 5488 S. Padre Island Dr., Corpus Christi, TX 78411-4147
    • 13350 Dallas Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75240-6670
    • 6906 N Loop 1604 E, San Antonio, TX 78247-5317
    • 1500 Harvey Rd, College Station, TX 77840-3713
    • 305 West Fm 1382, Cedar Hill, TX 75104-1885
  • Florida - 5 stores
    • 8021 Citrus Park, Tampa, FL 33625-3179
    • 27001 U.S. Highway 19 N, Clearwater, FL 33761-3402
    • 401 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132-1924
    • 19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, FL 33180-2342
    • 904 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139-2602
  •  Connecticut - 4 stores
    • 7 Backus Ave, Danbury, CT 06810-7422
    • 194 Buckland Hills Drive #2500, Manchester, CT 06042-8705
    • 125 West Main Street, Westport, CT 06880-3300
    • 181 Greenwich Ave, Greenwich, CT 06830-6576Georgia - 4 stores
  • Illinois - 4 stores
    • 3333 West Touhy Ave., Lincolnwood, IL 60712-2721
    • 134 St. Clair Square, Fairview Heights, IL 62208-2135
    • 655 West Diversey Parkway, Chicago, IL 60614-1510
    • 17 N State Street, Chicago, IL 60602-3201
  • Georgia - 4 stores
    • 230 18Th Street, Atlanta, GA 30363-1073
    • 400 Ernest W. Barrett Pkwy., Kennesaw, GA 30144-4917
    • 1174 N Point Pkwy, Alpharetta, GA 30004
    • 800 Steven B Tanger Blvd, Commerce, GA 30529-3552
  • Colorado - 3 stores
    • 500 16Th St, Denver, CO 80202-4259
    • One West Flatiron Drive, Broomfield, CO 80021-8881
    • 5971 Sky Pond Drive, Loveland, CO 80537-9011Iowa - 3 stores
  • Maryland - 3 stores
    • 11160 Veirs Mill Rd., Wheaton, MD 20902-2538
    • 8200 Perry Hall Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21236-4901
    • 2300 North Salisbury Boulevard, Salisbury, MD 21801-7830
  •  Massachusetts - 3 stores
    • 104B N Dartmouth Mall, North Dartmouth, MA 02747-4204
    • 109 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116-2902
    • 20-36 District Ave, Dorchester, MA 02125-1680
  • Iowa - 3 stores
    • 150 Tanger Dr., Williamsburg, IA
    • 4444 1st Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids, IA
    • 320 W. Kimberly Rd, Daventport, IA
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  • Indiana - 2 stores
    • 2121 Southlake Mall, Merrillville, IN 46410-6438
      800 N. Green River Rd., Evansville, IN 47715-2471
  •  Michigan - 2 stores
    • 14600 Lakeside Circle, Sterling Heights, MI 48313-1356
      6650 Westredge Ave, Portage, MI 49024-3557
  •  North Carolina - 2 stores
    • 3320 Silas Creek Pkwy, Winston Salem, NC 27103-3031
    • 6801 Northlake Mall Dr, Charlotte, NC 28216-0711
  •  Ohio - 2 stores
    • 5001 Monroe, Toledo, OH 43623-3627
      7540 Bales St, Liberty Township, OH 45069-7516
  •  Pennsylvania - 2 stores
    • 901 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2934
      1521 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102-3001
  •  Virginia - 2 stores
    • 21100 Dulles Town Ctr, Sterling, VA 20166-2437
      4802 Valley View Blvd, Roanoke, VA 24012-2001
  • ��Washington - 2 stores
    • 4750 Division St., Spokane, WA 99208-1411
      8700 N.E. Vancouver Mall Dr., Vancouver, WA 98662-6750
  •  Wisconsin - 2 stores
    • 89 East Towne Mall, Madison, WI 53704-3711
    • 210 N. Gasser Rd., Baraboo, WI 53913-9535
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  • Arizona -
    • 3111 West Chandler Blvd, Chandler
  • District of Columbia - 1 store
    • 555 11Th St Nw, Washington, DC 20004-1300
  •  Hawaii - 1 store
    • Moanalua Rd, Honolulu, HI 96701-4707
  •  Louisiana - 1 store
    • 355 Boardwalk Blvd, Bossier City, LA 71111-4379
  •  Minnesota - 1 store
    • 4101 W Division St, Saint Cloud, MN 56301-6600
  •  Missouri - 1 store
    • 7120 Nw 86 Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64153-1896
  •  Nebraska - 1 store
    • 414 Gateway Mall, Lincoln, NE 68505-2466
  • New Hampshire - 1 store
    • 2 Common Ct, North Conway, NH 03860-5439
  • Nevada - 1 store
    • 1300 Sunset Rd, Henderson, NV 89014-6620
  • Rhode Island - 1 store
    • 400 Bald Hill Road, Warwick, RI 02886-1617
  • Tennessee - 1 store
    • 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin, TN 37064-1605

In addition to the 95 EXPRESS stores closing, 10 other stores with the UpWest brand will also be closing.

Read the full statement from the company here.

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