Kohl’s announced that they will be shutting down four of its stores nationwide, including their location in Rego Park.
Reports say that in addition to the Rego Park store, located at the Rego Center at 61-35 Junction Blvd., Kohl’s will be closing down their locations in Valley Stream, New York; Lenexa, Kansas; and Houma, Louisiana.
The announcement came one year after Sears announced that they would be closing down their location at the Rego Center. Kohl’s at Rego Center first opened in 2010.
A representative of Kohl’s stated that they will be closing the stores due to real estate and operational costs. Employees at these stores will offered opportunities to work at other Kohl’s locations or to accept a severance package. At this time, Kohl’s indicated that the stores will be closed down in the first half of 2019.
In addition, Kohl’s plans to open four new smaller format stores in 2019, according to the representative. The locations and timing of openings for these new stores have yet to be announced.
According to a recent report from Kohl’s Corp., comparable sales during the holiday season (November and December 2018) rose 1.2 percent compared to the year before.
QNS has reached out to Kohl’s Corp. and is awaiting a response.
Kohl’s has another Queens location, in Fresh Meadows, that’s not affected by the closure.
Updated at 3:15 p.m.