The Justice retail store located in Towne Square Mall will be closing permanently according to both the company site and store officials.
Owensboro’s Justice location at 5000 Frederica Street is one of more than 600 nationwide that will reportedly be closing after their parent company Ascena Retail Group filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Thursday.
According to USA Today, the company plans to transition Justice to a primarily online platform.
Local store officials said they have not been given a final date of operation, but were told the location may close in about three weeks. They are running a store closing sale, with everything 40%-60% off according to the website and store officials.
Both Justice locations in Evansville and the one in Bowling Green are also among those that will close, according to the USA Today list.
According to the Justice website, their normal clothing age range is for “tween girls ages 6-14.”
Ascena also operates Lane Bryant, Catherines, Ann Taylor, Loft, Lou & Grey and Cacique stores.
A release from the company said they would close a “significant number” of Justice stores and a select number of Ann Taylor, Loft, Lane Bryant and Lou & Grey stores, while all Catherines stores will be closed.
“Ann Taylor, LOFT, Lane Bryant, Justice and Lou & Grey have incredibly loyal customers who are at the center of everything we do,” Gary Muto, Chief Executive Officer of Ascena, said in the release. “These iconic brands have significant long-term potential and we continue to deliver on their mission to provide all women and girls with fashion and inspiration to live confidently every day. This comprehensive restructuring, as well as the actions we are taking to optimize our brand portfolio and store fleet, mark a new start for our company and will allow us to expand our customer-focused strategies across her mobile, online and store experiences.”