Payless ShoeSource could be closing as many as 800 stores, including One in Tuscaloosa, and two in Hoover/Birmingham as part of their Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection plan.

Experts estimate that the 800 some locations represent approximately 20% of Payless' Stores Worldwide.

The Payless store which is said to be closing in Tuscaloosa is The University Mall Location. Here's a list of the stores closing in Alabama:

Merchants Cove Shopping Center    Foley    Ala.
Loop Shopping Center    Mobile    Ala.
Shops At West    Bessemer    Ala.
Decatur Mall    Decatur    Ala.
University Mall    Tuscaloosa    Ala.
Quintard Mall    Oxford    Ala.
9256 PARKWAY EAST SUITE A     Birmingham    Ala.

The Payless stores located on Skyland and the Northport Payless location are said to be remaining open.

When I went into the Payless ShoeSource on Skyland and asked them if they knew of the company's plan to close 800 stores, they offered no comment.

For more on this story and a list of the closing Payless Stores click HERE 

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