Area Payless stores among those targeted to close

Payless ShoeSource stores in Chillicothe, Kirksville, and Maryville are three of the nearly 400 stores to be closed.

The stores at Southtown Shopping Center in Chillicothe, Hastings Plaza in Kirksville, and Maryville Shopping Center will close due to Payless’s chapter 11 bankruptcy filing and restructuring in North America.

The company is also restructuring its Hong Kong logistics and supply chain entities.

Of the nearly 400 Payless ShoeSource stores that are closing in the U.S., the most — 66—will be in Texas, according to a list released by the footwear retailer on Thursday.

Payless ShoeSource announced Tuesday that it has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy and will restructure its operations in North America, including hundreds of store closures. Payless became highly leveraged in a 2012 buyout and its debt burden has crushed it during a period of weak sales and cash flow.

Stores closing in Missouri include:

11115 E Truman Rd Independence MO

4023 S Noland Rd Independence MO

5908 Wilson Rd # 10 Kansas City MO

Southtown Shopping Center Chillicothe MO

Truman’S Marketplace Grandview MO

1734 Nw Chipman Rd Lees Summit MO

1126 E Meyer Blvd Kansas City MO

1758 S 20Th Street Ozark MO 3425

S Campbell Avenue Springfield MO

2825 S Glenstone Ave Springfield MO

Water Tower Place Arnold MO

4404 Lemay Ferry Rd Saint Louis MO

43 S County Center Way Saint Louis MO

Hastings Plaza Kirksville MO

Maryville S/C Maryville MO

Southpoint S/C Sikeston MO

Osage Beach Premium Outlets Osage Beach MO

Chesterfield Mall Chesterfield MO

18533 Outlet Blvd CHESTERFIELD MO

6167 Mid Rivers Mall Dr Saint Peters MO

North Cass Center Belton MO

1734 Nw Chipman Rd LEES SUMMIT MO

1126 E Meyer Blvd Kansas City MO

Kirkwood Commons Kirkwood MO

8 West County Center DES PERES MO

53 Fenton Plaza Fenton MO