Dressbarn to close Vicksburg location by end of the year

Published 5:40 pm Friday, November 1, 2019

The Outlets of Vicksburg will soon lose another store as Dessbarn will close by the end of the year.

In May, the women’s clothing chain that’s been around for nearly 60 years, announced it would be closing each of its 650 stores.

At the time, the company’s chief financial officer, Steven Taylor, said Dressbarn has not been operating at an “acceptable level of profitability in today’s retail environment.”

Its owner, Ascena Retail Group Inc., says it wants to focus on its more profitable brands. Ascena also owns Ann Taylor, Lane Bryant and other clothing stores.

“As part of our planned wind down, which has received overwhelming support from our landlord and vendor community, we are starting store closing sales at the balance of our 544 brick and mortar retail stores on Friday,” Taylor said in a company release Wednesday.

At the time of their initial announcement, Dressbarn employed about 6,800 people. In addition to their Vicksburg location, Dressbarn also has locations in Hattiesburg and Flowood.

No exact closing date was made available.

The Dressbarn announcement follows an announcement in October that Kitchen Collection would also be closing its location at the outlet center by the end of 2020.

About Tim Reeves

Tim Reeves, and his wife Stephanie, are the parents of three children, Sarah Cameron, Clayton and Fin, who all attend school in the Vicksburg Warren School District. The family are members of First Baptist Church Vicksburg. Tim is involved in a number of civic and volunteer organizations including the United Way of West Central Mississippi and serves on the City of Vicksburg's Riverfront Redevelopment Committee.

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