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3 metro Detroit Forever 21 stores on closing list

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Posted at 3:17 PM, Oct 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-01 15:17:20-04

(WXYZ) — According to court documents, three metro Detroit Forever 21 stores are on the list of locations that will be shut down.

The stores are at Twelve Oaks Mall, Macomb Mall and Great Lakes Crossing.

Over the weekend, the retailer filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the hopes of salvaging the company’s brand.

The chain said it will file a motion to close up to 178 of its more than 800 stores, though it said in a letter to customers that "the decisions as to which domestic stores will be closing are ongoing, pending the outcome of continued conversations with landlords."

Loyal shoppers have always touted its low prices, but affordability wasn’t enough to keep the retailer competitive amid online market pressures.

In addition to closing over 100 stores nationwide, it is ceasing operations completely in 40 countries, including Canada and Japan.