Monday, August 12, 2019

Can't hide the emptiness at the former Payless Shoe Source store at West Towne Mall

Photo by Retiring Guy

Original 2/18/2019 post starts here.

Guess the "going out of business" signs are in delivery.

Photos by Retiring Guy

Payless ShoeSource closing all 2,100 U.S. stores, starting liquidation sales Sunday.  (USA Today, 2/16/2019)
"We expect all stores to remain open until at least the end of March and the majority will remain open until May," the company said in a statement to USA TODAY. "This process does not affect the company’s franchise operations or its Latin American stores, which remain open for business as usual.” is no longer accepting online orders but its store locator was still working early Saturday. 
The Topeka, Kansas-based discount shoe retailer had previously filed for bankruptcy protection in 2017 and closed 673 stores.

The few times I've purchased a pair of shoes here, I've been sorely disappointed.  And you can take that literally.

Other West Towne posts:
UPDATE. West Towne Mall Sears goes dark, gets emptied out.   (10/2/2018)
West Towne Mall food court directory.  (9/24/2018)
UPDATE. West Towne Mall Boston Store: Going.....going.....gone! (But last I checked, the lights are still on.)  (9/11/2018)
UPDATE. West Towne Mall Management now prefers traffic cones to pothole repair.  (4/30/2018)
Total Wine UPDATE: Now open for business.  (4/22/2018)
Eight months later, the Apple Store space at West Towne Mall is still vacant.  (4/5/2018)
Plenty of Christmas week parking at north end of West Towne Mall, Madison WI.  (12/22/2017)

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