Teen clothing store closing at Pismo Outlets

The Pismo Beach Premium Outlets.
The Pismo Beach Premium Outlets. The Tribune

Teen fashion retailer Rue21 is closing its location at the Premium Outlets in Pismo Beach.

The company filed for bankruptcy protection in mid-May and announced it would close around 400 of its more than 1,100 stores nationwide, including the San Luis Obispo County location.

In April, Rue21 confirmed the closures in a Facebook post, saying “It’s true — we are closing some stores. It was a difficult but necessary decision.”

The local store is among at least 22 in California believed to be closing, according to USA Today.

A store employee said they expect the store to shut down by July, and a Google search shows a closing date of June 25.

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