HAYWARD, CA - Clothing chain Mervyn's has announced it will close 26 stores as part of a cost cutting move following their Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing.
Eleven of those stores are in California, six are in Texas, four in Nevada, four in Arizona, and one in Idaho.
The Hayward-based department store chain, which operates about 175 stores primarily in California, cited "under-performance" for closing the stores.
The closest stores closing their doors are in Antioch, Livermore, Fairfield and Napa.
All of the stores will close in October and November.
The chain filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last month when reported sales dropped in California. The slumping real estate market was cited as a cause.
Between 2,300 and 3,100 employees work at the stores being closed, with some being given the opportunity to relocate to other stores.
Here is a list of all the stores closing in California:
- Canoga Park
- Foothill Ranch
- Huntington Center
- Laguna Niguel
- Palm Desert
- Thousand Oaks