Another Valley Payless ShoeSource is closing and more are on the chopping block.
The discount shoe retailer filed for bankruptcy in April and announced that three Fresno stores would close. Those stores are at Manchester Center, Fulton Mall and 3235 N. First St., near Shields Avenue.
In recent days Payless added more stores to the closure list. The store at First Street and Tulare Avenue in Fresno will close, along with one at 1822 W. Olive Ave. in Merced.
Even more are on the chopping block.
In a filing in the bankruptcy court last week, Payless has asked the court to approve the closure of up to 408 more stores, including about 60 in California. However, the company says all the stores on the list might not close depending upon how negotiations with landlords turn out.
Valley stores on the list that may close include the store at Willow and Herndon avenues in Clovis and the store at the Marketplace at El Paseo near Herndon Avenue and Highway 99 in Fresno. Two Visalia stores are also on the list, one at Visalia Mall and another on Mooney Boulevard at Cameron Avenue.