One of the first clothing stores where I ever remember making my own wardrobe choices while spending my own money has now filed for bankruptcy protection, and several of their Texas stores are closing immediately. Since becoming a dad and changing my social calendar from "Me" events to "We" events and kid activities, it has admittedly been a minute since visiting this store, but my wife Lindsay has never slowed in our patronage via online shopping.

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As we continue to hear about shopping malls running into more and more occupancy issues and constantly losing retail square footage to business like call centers, it is no surprise that many stores that relied heavily on the consistent foot traffic and revenue as mall cornerstones are now experiencing a lack of growth or major revenue losses.

I definitely hope that chapter 11 is not the final chapter in this retailer's story.

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Massive Clothing Store Bankruptcy, Now Closing Several Texas Stores

According to this Fox Business article, at least 95 Express stores are closing immediately, and you can likely expect several more as the company moves forward through the bankruptcy.

Texas is tied for 4th in states that will have the most stores to shutter initially, and this is most likely just the beginning.

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In total Express operates 3 brands with their most recent being UpWest that began in 2019. All of those listed locations will be closing immediately too, and not much is known about the fate of Bonobos stores.

13 Restaurants & Businesses That Closed in 2023

Retirement and consolidation are just some of the reasons we've lost several restaurants and businesses in Central New York in 2023.

Here are 13 locations that are no more.

Gallery Credit: Credit - Polly McAdams

7 Steps to Opening a Business in Texas

If you want to open your own business in Texas here are the 7 steps necessary to make it happen.

Gallery Credit: Billy Jenkins

Step Back In Time And See The Temple, Texas Mall From 2010

As Temple continues to grow, it's interesting to look back and see what once was. Take a look back at the Temple Mall as it appeared over a decade, with commentary from my coworker, Aaron Savage.

Gallery Credit: VIDEO QUEST OOP, YouTube/Tommy Paradise and Aaron Savage, Townsquare Media

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