Plus-size retailer Catherines will permanently shutter all of its 320 bricks-and-mortar stores but plans to continue as an online-only store.
The upcoming closures were announced as parent company Ascena Retail Group filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday.
The New Jersey-based company said it has reached an agreement to sell Catherines’ intellectual property and transition its e-commerce business to City Chic Collective Limited.
Ascena also operates 2,800 stores across Justice, Lane Bryant, Ann Taylor Loft, Lou & Grey and Cacique. More than 1,600 stores could close across all the brands, court records show.
“It is with a very heavy heart that we must let you know that we will be closing all of our Catherines stores,” a letter to customers said. “The COVID-19 global pandemic has had a tremendous financial impact on our business and it saddens us to make this difficult decision.”
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Gift cards and store credit cards will continue to be accepted online, the company said.
According to court records, SB360 Capital Partners will manage Catherines’ going-out-of-business liquidation sales as well as the closing sales at its sister brands. SB 360 managed Charlotte Russe’s 2019 liquidation and is currently handling Modell’s Sporting Goods and Tuesday Morning closing sales.
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Like other apparel retailers with a heavy commitment to shopping malls, Ascena was grappling with declining foot traffic long before the coronavirus pandemic, which has led to an increase of retailers filing for bankruptcy.
As many as 25,000 stores could shutter this year as businesses continue to feel the impacts of the pandemic, according to a recent report from Coresight Research.
Brooks Brothers, Lucky Brand, J.C. Penney, Neiman Marcus, Sur La Table and J. Crew have all filed for Chapter 11 since May.
Catherines store closings 2020
There were the 268 U.S. Catherines stores listed in court documents that are slated to close. Store closing sales are expected to last between 30 to 60 days, the company said.
Alabama Catherines store closings
- Hoover: 2798 John Hawkins Parkway, Suite 100
- Huntsville: University Drive (Route 72)
- Mobile: 3250 Airport Blvd/Space 416
- Montgomery: 2717 Eastern Boulevard
- Tuscaloosa: 4811 Salem Ave
Arizona Catherines closing stores
- Chandler: 2986 North Alma School Road
- Gilbert: Power and Ray Roads
- Glendale: 5350 West Bell Road
- Mesa: Dobson Road and 202 Freeway
- Peoria: 101 and Northern Avenue
- Tucson: 4732 E. Broadway Blvd.
Arkansas Catherines store closings
- Fort Smith: Rogers Avenue
- Little Rock: 9112 Rodney Parham, Ste 100
- North Little Rock: Mccain Boulevard and Fairway Avenue
California Catherines store closings
- El Cajon: 173 Parkway Plaza
- Elk Grove: 9688 Bruceville Road
- Fresno: W Shaw and N Brawley Ave.
- Fullerton: 1412 South Harbor Blvd.
- Lakewood: 3950 Hardwick Street
- Modesto: 3801 Pelandale Avenue
- Montclair: 5174 North Plaza Lane
- Moreno Valley: 12625 Frederick Street – Suite D3
- Oxnard: Highway 101 and Vineyard
- Palmdale: W. Ave P and 10th Street, W
- Redlands: 27470 Lugonia Ave.
- Roseville: 390 Roseville Square
- Sacramento: 1775-A Arden Way
- Stockton: 5756 Pacific Ave.
Colorado Catherines closing stores
- Aurora: 13960 East Mississippi Avenue
- Denver: 2121 S Oneida Street
- Lakewood: West Colfax Avenue
- Westminster: 5670 W. 88th Ave.
- Wethersfield: 1287 Silas Deane Highway
Florida Catherines closing stores
- Altamonte Springs: Route 436 and Maple Street
- Brandon: Lumsden Road
- Clearwater: US Highway 19
- Fort Myers: 4455 Cleveland Ave.
- Jacksonville: City Station Drive
- Lakeland: Route 98 and Interstate 4
- Ocala: 2701 Southwest College
- Pensacola: 5020 Bayou Blvd.
- Tallahassee: 1217 Apalachee Parkway
Georgia Catherines store closings
- Albany: Ledo Road
- Augusta: 3435 Wrightsboro Road
- Columbus: 3201 Macon Road
- Kennesaw: 425 Ernest Barrett Parkway
- Lawrenceville: Lawrenceville Suwanee Road
- Macon: 3755 Bloomfield Road
- Savannah: 7805 Abercorn St.
- Tucker: 4135 Lavista Road
Idaho closing Catherines store
- Boise: 299 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Illinois Catherines closing stores
- Arlington Heights: 551 East Palatine Road
- Calumet City: 1530 S. Torrence Avenue
- Champaign: 31 East Market View
- Chicago: 9601-03 S. Western Ave.
- Downers Grove: 1300 Butterfield Road, Suite 310
- Fairview Heights: 10850 Lincoln Trail
- Joliet: Theodore Street and Larkin Street Nw
- Moline: 4601 Sixteenth Avenue
- Orland Park: 14904 Lagrange Road
- Peoria: 1405 W. Glen Avenue
- Rockford: Sec E. State Street and Mulford Highway
- Schaumburg: 504 E Golf Rd
- Springfield: Nwc Wabash Ave. and Route 4 Veterans
Indiana Catherines store closings
- Evansville: 843 N Green River Road
- Fort Wayne: 521-525 E. Coliseum Blvd.
- Granger: East University Drive
- Hobart: 1876 East 80th Ave.
- Indianapolis: 6050-6054 East 82nd Street
- Indianapolis: 6101 North Keystone Avenue
- Indianapolis: 7785 South U.S. 31
- Indianapolis: 9745 E. Washington St.
- Kokomo: 1415 S. Reed Road
- Lafayette: 3500 State Route 38 East
- Muncie: 1160 East Princeton
- Terre Haute: 3560 S. Dixie Bee Highway
Iowa Catherines closing stores
- Davenport: 902 W. Kimberly Road
- Des Moines: 1300 E. Army Post Rd, Ste C
- Des Moines: 3414-3416 Merle Hay Road
- Marion: Collins Road and Lindale Road
Kansas Catherines store closings
- Lenexa: 9556 Quivera
- Topeka: 2130 Sw Wanamaker Road
- Wichita: 6810 West Kellogg Drive
- Wichita: 8235 East Kellogg Road
Kentucky Catherines closing stores
- Bowling Green: 1680 Campbell Lane
- Florence: 7739 Mall Road
- Lexington: 2319 Nicholasville Road
- Paducah: Us 2929 James Sanders Blvd.
Louisiana Catherines store closings
- Baton Rouge: 9622 Aire Line Highway
- Bossier City: 2960 Meadow Creek Drive
- Lafayette: 3525 Ambassador Caffrey Parkway
- Lake Charles: 2908 Ryan Street
- Metairie: 3908 Veterans Blvd.
- Monroe: 4283 Pecanland Mall Drive
- Shreveport: 6550 Youree Drive
Maine Catherines store closure
- South Portland: 220 Maine Mall Road
Maryland Catherines store closings
- Baltimore: 7005 Security Blvd.
- Capitol Heights: 1723 Ritchie Station Court
- Glen Burnie: Governor Ritchie Hwy Rt. 2
- Waldorf: 1218-A Smallwood Drive
Massachusetts Catherines closures
- Burlington: 1 Great Meadow Road
- Danvers: 139 Endicott St.
Michigan Catherines closing stores
- Allen Park: I-94 and Outer Drive
- Flint: G-3292 S. Linden Road
- Kentwood: 3270 28Th Street Se
- Madison Heights: 32137 John R. Road at Whitcomb
- Portage: 6749 S Westnedge Ave.
- Roseville: 31936 Gratiot Ave.
- Saginaw: 4382 Bay Road
- Utica: 13305 Hall Road
- Westland: 34764 Warren Road
Minnesota Catherines store closings
- Blaine: US Highway 10 Ne
- Burnsville: 13931 Aldrich Ave.
- Crystal: 111 Willow Bend
- Maplewood: 1715-1 Beam Avenue
- Rochester: 4607 Maine Avenue Se and 48th St Se
- Woodbury: Tamarack Village Shopping Center
Mississippi Catherines closing stores
- Flowood: Highway 25
- Jackson: County Line Road and Ridgewood Road
- Southaven: 35 Goodman Road W
- Tupelo: 893 King’s Crossing Drive
Missouri Catherines closing stores
- Chesterfield: 166 Thf Blvd.
- Independence: 13720 M and N East 40 Hwy
- O’Fallon: 2221 Highway K
- Springfield: 1322 E. Battlefield
- St. Louis: 126 B South County Centerway
- St. Louis: 149 Watson Plaza
Montana Catherines store closure
- Billings: 24th St. W. and King Ave.
Nebraska closing Catherines stores
- Lincoln: 200 N. 66th St.
- Omaha: 132nd and West Center Road
- Omaha: 7824 West Dodge Road
Nevada Catherines closing stores
- Las Vegas: 278 Decatur Blvd.
- Reno: 6815 Sierra Center Parkway
New Jersey Catherines closing stores
- Deptford: 1500 Almonesson Road
- Edison: 561 U.S. Route 1
- Freehold: 4345 Route 9
- Lawrenceville: 3321 Brunswick Pike
- Moorestown: 1620 Nixon Drive
- Paramus: Route 4 West
- Union: 1701 Morris Avenue, Suite 1
New Mexico Catherines store closure
- Albuquerque: 2645 Louisiana Blvd. N.E.
New York Catherines stores closing
- Albany: 1475 Western Ave
- Amherst: 3328 Sheridan Dr.
- Cheektowaga: 3801 Union Road
- Clay: Route 31
- New Hartford: Route 5A and Genesee Street
- Patchogue: West Sunrise Highway
- Vestal: Route 434 (Vestal Parkway)
North Carolina Catherines closures
- Asheville: 129 Bleachery Blvd.
- Cary: U.S. 1/64 and Walnut St. at I-40
- Fayetteville: 240 Westwood Shopping Center
- Greensboro: 702 D Pembroke Road
- Greenville: 205 S.W. Greenville Blvd.
- Hickory: 2039 Hwy 70
- Pineville: 10210 Centrum Parkway
- Rocky Mount: Jefferson Road
- Thomasville: Raleigh Highway
- Winston Salem: 1010 Hanes Mall Boulevard
North Dakota Catherines closing stores
- Grand Forks: 32nd Avenue and Interstate 29
- West Fargo: 13th Avenue East
Ohio Catherines closing stores
- Akron: 1311 E. Tallmadge Ave.
- Canton: 4525 W. Tuscarawas Street
- Columbus: Polaris and Gemini Parkways
- Dayton: 2010 Miamisburg-Centerville Road
- Dayton: 5411 Salem Avenue
- Lancaster: 1711 N. Memorial Drive
- Lima: 2178 Elida Road
- Mansfield: 2176 W. 4th Street
- Mentor: 8000 Plaza Boulevard
- Niles: Great East Plaza S/C
- North Olmsted: 26005 Great Northern
- Parma: 8247 Day Drive
- Pickerington: 10709 Blacklick-Eastern Rd Nw
- Springdale: 469 E. Kemper Road
- Toledo: 2304 South Reynolds Road
- Toledo: 5210 Monroe St.
Oklahoma Catherines closing stores
- Midwest City: 7200 S.E. 29Th Street
- Moore: I-35 and Sw 19Th Street
- Oklahoma City: N.W. 63rd Street and May Avenue
- Tulsa: 5970 East 31St Street
- Tulsa: 6837 S. Memorial, Suite B
Oregon Catherines store closings
- Beaverton: 3831-A SW 117th Ave.
- Eugene: 1165 Valley River Drive
- Medford: 2314 Poplar Drive
- Portland: 11211 SE 82nd Ave.
- Portland: 9924 N.E. Halsey Street
- Salem: 2295 Lancaster Drive N.E.
Pennsylvania Catherines closing stores
- Easton: Route 248 and Highway 33
- Harrisburg: Route 22 (Allentown Boulevard)
- Monroeville: 4100 William Penn Highway, Route 22
- Pittsburgh: 1584 Park Manor Blvd.
- Pittsburgh: 4801 Mcknight Road
- Pittsburgh: 517 Clairton Blvd.
- Pottstown: 152 E High St.
- Springfield: 439 Baltimore Pike
- Whitehall: Grape St. at Macarthur Road
- Wilkes Barre: Mundy Street
Rhode Island Catherines closure
- Cranston: 1400 Oaklawn Avenue
South Carolina Catherines closings
- Anderson: 3104 North Main Street
- Columbia: Bush River Road
- Florence: 2847 David Mcleod Boulevard
- Greenville: 101 Verdae Boulevard, Suite 550
- North Charleston: 7620 Rivers Ave., Suite 320
South Dakota Catherines store closure
Sioux Falls: 3510 W. 41St Street
Tennessee Catherines closing stores
- Antioch: 3104 North Main St., Suite 240 A
- Chattanooga: I-75 and Shallowford Road
- Jackson: 1032 – B Vann Drive
- Johnson City: 26710 Knob Creek Road
- Knoxville: 7117 Kingston Pike
- Madison: 1791 N. Gallatin Parkway
- Memphis: 541-45 Perkins Road
- Memphis: Germantown Rd and U.S. Hwy 64
- Sevierville: 222 Collier Drive
Texas Catherines store closings
- Abilene: Southwest Drive and Catclaw Drive
- Amarillo: 3350 S Soncy Road
- Beaumont: 176 Gateway Drive
- Burleson: I-35
- Cedar Hill: 420 East Pleasant Run Road
- College Station: 1500 University Drive East
- Conroe: Highway 105 and Interstate 45
- Houston: 19002 Gulf Freeway
- Houston: 7530 Cypress Creek Parkway
- Houston: 9435 Katy Freeway
- Humble: Suite 9610 Fm 1960 Bypass
- Hurst: 1101 Melbourne Street
- Lake Worth: 6560 Lake Worth Blvd.
- Longview: 3096 N. Eastman Road
- Lubbock: 6219 Slide Road
- Mesquite: 1645 N. Town East Blvd.
- Midland: 3001 W. Loop 250
- Round Rock: Se Corner Of Ih35 and County Road No. 170
- San Antonio: 3143 SE Military Drive
- San Antonio: 8219 State Highway 151
- Selma: I-35
- Sherman: 709 E. North Creek Drive
- Tyler: 4500 S. Broadway
- Waco: 5301 Bosque Blvd.
Virginia Catherines closing stores
- Alexandria: 1416 MacArthur Drive
- Chesapeake: 4107 Portsmouth Blvd.
- Colonial Heights: 723 Southpark Blvd.
- Fredericksburg: Carl D. Silver Parkway
- Hampton: 2324 W. Mercury Blvd.
- Lynchburg: 2140 Wards Road
- Mechanicsville: Cold Harbor Road and Bell Creek Road
- Norfolk: 5312 E. Virginia Beach Blvd.
- Richmond: 7522 W. Broad Street
- Roanoke: 1919 B Valley View Blvd.
Washington closing Catherines stores
- Everett: Evergreen Way and Campus Parkway
- Federal Way: 1928 S Common
- Kennewick: 1308 W Grandridge Blvd.
- Lakewood: 5815 Lakewood T/C Blvd. SW
- Lynnwood: 2701 184Th St. S.W., Suite A-103
- Olympia: 1004 Cooper Point Road
- Silverdale: 10407 Silverdale Way NW
- Spokane: 6202 N. Division St.
- Vancouver: Vancouver Mall Drive and NE Thurston Way
Wisconsin Catherines store closings
- Appleton: 4301 West Wisconsin Ave.
- Brookfield: 16700 West Bluemound Road
- Green Bay: 725 Military Avenue
- Greenfield: 4862 S. 74th St.
- Madison: 7853 Mineral Point Road
West Virginia Catherines closures
- Barboursville: I-64 and Merritt Creek Road
- Parkersburg: 2807 Murdoch Ave.
- South Charleston: 33 Riverwalk Plaza
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