Several NE Ohio stores among over 350 Gymboree, Crazy 8 locations closing across country

SAN FRANCISCO — Children’s clothing seller Gymboree Corp. is closing 350 stores as it works to restructure in bankruptcy.

The San Francisco-based company said Tuesday that it’s mostly closing Gymboree and Crazy 8 stores. It also operates Janie and Jack stores. The company will have more than 900 locations after the stores are shut down.

Gymboree filed for bankruptcy protection in June. Traditional retailers have been struggling to deal with strong competition from online companies and slowing mall traffic.

The closing sales at affected stores are scheduled to begin next Tuesday.

Gymboree stores closing in Northeast Ohio include:
— Legacy Village , Lyndhurst
— Richland Mall , Mansfield
— Great Lakes Mall , Mentor
— Great Northern Mall , North Olmsted
— Southern Park Mall , Youngstown

Crazy 8 stores closing in Northeast Ohio include:
— Great Northern Mall, North Olmsted
— SouthPark Mall, Strongsville

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