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April 17, 2017

Pa.-based teen clothing retailer rue21 closing stores in Philly area

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A popular retailer that specializes in teen and pre-teen clothing will be shuttering hundreds of stores nationwide and five in the Philadelphia region, the company said.

Rue21, a Pennsylvania-based business with 1,194 U.S. locations, announced Sunday that the 400 store closings were needed as it shifts focus to online sales. 

"It was a difficult but necessary decision," the company wrote in a statement.

On the company's website, the following five locations near Philly will be closing soon:

• Oxford Valley Mall in Langhorne, Bucks County
• Exton Square Mall in Exton, Chester County
• Philadelphia Premium Outlets in Pottstown, Montgomery County
• Richland Marketplace in Quakertown, Bucks County
• Hamilton Mall in Mays Landing, New Jersey

The retailer will still operate eight stores in the area, including one in Northeast Philly at Philadelphia Mills.