A store that sells clothing for women is closing at Premium Outlets, part of a series of national closures.
On Feb. 13, the business Charlotte Russe Holdings, Inc. filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy, according to court documents. News about the closing became apparent after the company released a statement to USA Today on Wednesday.
Since then, the company has shut down their website sales, including company history information, but their customer service line is still operational.
But for fans of the store, there is still hope. The company’s website said that a going out of business sale will begin at all locations on Thursday.
The Premium Outlets and Patrick Henry Mall location of Charlotte Russe did not respond for comment on when the store would be closing, however Jefrea Spencer, assistant manager for the location at Lynnhaven Mall in Virginia Beach said they were informed stores would be closing in “probably eight weeks.”
Spencer said there was not an exact date given for when the store will close.
The Charlotte Russe location at both Premium Outlets and Patrick Henry Mall did not have any contact information for their corporate office. The Greenbrier Mall location for Charlotte Russe declined to give the contact information for the company’s media relations.
Public relations specialist with BRAVE Public Relations Laurel Haislip, who covers Williamsburg Premium Outlets, said since the decision comes nationally from the company, Premium Outlets did not have a statement on the closure.
Haislip directed further inquiries to the Charlotte Russe media team — Charlotte Russe did not immediately respond for comment by email or phone.
Patrick Henry Mall also did not immediately respond for comment.
The company maintains 500 stores across the nation, according to the website’s store locator, but within the couple months, they will have to liquidate as much product as possible as they work to close all locations.
This bankruptcy comes as a number of national retail stores are closing, including the Gymboree Group, which also has locations in Premium Outlets and announced it would be closing a number of stores in January.