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Payless bankruptcy will leave eight Central Mass. stores empty

February 19, 2019
Photo/Grant Welker
Photo/Grant Welker
Payless ShoeSource, left, closed its Greendale Mall location in 2017, one of many retailers that have left the Worcester mall. All eight remaining Central Massachusetts locations are due to close in the coming months.

Discount shoe chain Payless ShoeSource's bankruptcy filing on Monday will bring the closure of eight Central Massachusetts locations.

The closures are due to take place by the end of May, Reuters reported. The Kansas-based retailer said last year it had more than 3,500 stores in more than 40 countries. Only the United States locations will be closed.

Payless closed its location at the Greendale Mall in Worcester in 2017 but has another Worcester location, in Webster Square, at 68 Stafford St.

Other locations are at the Auburn Mall, the Solomon Pond Mall in Marlborough, the Mall at Whitney Field and Twin City Plaza in Leominster, Natick Mall, at 400 Cochituate Road in Framingham, and Milford Plaza in Milford.