Payless closing 8 Mississippi shoe stores

Payless closing 8 Mississippi shoe stores

MISSISSIPPI (WDAM) - Payless Shoesource announced it is immediately shutting down approximately 400 stores in at least 44 states, as well as Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico.

The company posted its list of stores that were closing on its website, with eight of those stores being in Mississippi.

The stores closing in Mississippi are:

  • Hattiesburg 712 Bartur St.
  • Brookhaven 981 Brookway Blvd
  • Jackson 2911 Terry Rd.
  • Yazoo City Yazooville Shpg Cntr
  • Ridgeland North Park Mall
  • McComb Edgewood Mall
  • Clarksdale 832 S State St
  • Meridian Bonita Lakes Mall

Payless reported Tuesday that it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. CEO W. Paul Jones called it a difficult but necessary decision "driven by the continued challenges of the retail environment," according to CNN.

To see the full list of closings around the nation, click here.