Brainerd Area News

Payless ShoeSource Closes Stores Nationwide Including Brainerd


If you ever needed an economical pair of kicks in a pinch, one could always depend on Payless. That will end rather quickly.

Payless ShoeSource filed for Chapter 11 with plans to close every store in the U.S. and Canada.

The Westgate Mall location already had sinage up Monday reflecting the move.

Payless stated some stores will be closed by the end of March, while “many” will remain open through the end of May. There appears to be no concrete closing date set for the Westgate Mall location.

This leaves yet another vacancy in the Westgate Mall. Over the last 12 months Herbergers, Vanity and Hallmark have also closed up shop.