Several stores set to close in Charleston Town Center

Published: Dec. 29, 2020 at 1:35 PM EST
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Several stores will be closing in the Charleston Town Center in the next few weeks.

WSAZ has learned that Talbots, Sephora, Chico’s and White House Black Market will be closing their doors soon.

A spokesperson for Talbot’s said in an email that their lease expired and they will be closing sometime around January 23rd.

A store employee at Chico’s and White House Black Market says that their stores will be vacated by January 26th.

WSAZ has contacted corporate headquarters, but has not yet heard back.

On Tuesday we were also able to confirm that Sephora located inside the Charleston Town Center will be closed early January according to a spokesperson.

We reached out to the Charleston Town Center for additional information, a spokesperson responded by saying:

“As leasing negotiations are always confidential, Charleston Town Center is unable to comment.”

WSAZ has also tried contacting the Mall Task Force about the closures and future plans, but have not received a response.

Earlier this year Francesca’s, Hollister, Joseph A. Bank and the WVU Fan Store all shuttered their operations in the Charleston Town Center.

Mayor Goodwin provided the following statement:

“For two years, I have remained in regular contact with the owners of the Charleston Town Center Mall and have received updates regarding developments affecting tenants. While the sales process for the shopping complex was scheduled to begin in the summer of 2020, it is our understanding the COVID-19 pandemic caused some delays.

While the City of Charleston does not own the mall, we will continue to work alongside the current owners of the mall to help facilitate a transaction.

I look forward to working with any new owners on maintaining the Charleston Town Center as a premier attraction for this region and a quality attraction for this region’s convention and tourism activities.”

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