Payless Shoes may be filing bankruptcy. There has been confirmation of plans to initially close several hundred stores. Will stores in Central New York be at risk?

In Central New York you can find at least 9 Payless locations.

-New Hartford (one in Sangertown Square Mall, the other in Consumer Square)
-Rome (Mohawk Acres plaza off of Black River blvd),
-Oneida (at the Glenwood Shopping Plaza),
-5 locations in Syracuse.

Bloomberg reports Payless employs around 22,000 people, with over 4,000 stores in 30 different countries. Payless was founded back in 1956 in Topeka, Kansas. As of now, there is no word on which locations the chain will close first. We will keep an eye out for our Central New York locations first, and report back when a list is released.


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