November 15th, 2011 by WCBC Radio
Struggling women's clothing retailer Christopher & Banks Corp. said Friday it will close about 100 stores nationwide by the end of January- although it isn’t known if the local store in LaVale will be impacted. Plymouth-based Christopher & Banks also said in a news release that it was laying off employees from its home office, would seek to restructure leases for the stores that will remain open, and will accelerate its plans to consolidate some Christopher & Banks and CJ Banks stores into dual format stores. As of Friday, the company operated 761 stores in 45 states- including a store at the County Club Mall. There was no immediate word about which stores would close. Calls to the management at the County Club Mall by WCBC News were not immediately returned.