The company is in the process of closing down all 650 stores, including these Charlotte metro stores. (Shutterstock)
CHARLOTTE, NC — Dressbarn, the women’s clothing store that is winding down operations and closing all 650 stores, has announced the first round of stores that will close in the coming weeks. Two North Carolina stores — both in the greater Charlotte metro area — are included in the first round of closures.
A list posted to the Dressbarn website on Friday names 28 locations that will be closing in June and July.
The following Charlotte metro locations are slated to close in June:
Poplin Place Shopping Center, 3019 West Highway 74, Monroe, NC Afton Ridge Shopping Center, 6330 Bayfield Parkway, Concord, NC
When Dressbarn announced that it would be winding down operations, it did not disclose when stores would begin shutting down. Dressbarn CFO Steven Taylor called the decision "difficult but necessary" as the stores had "not been operating at an acceptable level of profitability in today’s retail environment."
The company employs about 6,800 people across the country. Dressbarn has said employees will be notified when decisions are made about individual store closures and given "transition support."