Catherine's in Florence Permanently Closed: More to Follow
The former Dress Barn company, known as Ascena after its first bankruptcy two years ago, has announced it will again be going into Chapter 11. Ascena will be closing around 1,200 stores, 250 of them immediately.
Among Ascena's stable of brands is Ann Taylor, Lane Bryant, Justice, and Catherine's. According to Catherine's website, all stores that were not closing were open for business by July 6th. The Facebook page for the Florence outlet on Cox Creek Parkway says the shop is permanently closed.
There is currently an Ann Taylor in Huntsville and a Lane Bryant in Decatur. A children's outlet in Florence, Justice, also remains open. A complete list of stores to close is expected next week.