More Disney Store locations are closing in September.
As Target plans to open more than 100 new Disney shops inside its stores, the Walt Disney Co. is shuttering nearly 60 of its full-size retail locations across the country. The company updated its store locator tool to identify stores closing “on or before” Sept. 15.
The company said in March that it was reducing the number of stores to focus on its e-commerce business.
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“While consumer behavior has shifted toward online shopping, the global pandemic has changed what consumers expect from a retailer,” Stephanie Young, president of consumer products, games and publishing, said in a statement at the time.
After the latest round of closures, about two dozen stores will remain. The closings don’t affect more than 600 stores inside Disney theme parks and other locations, including small Disney shops inside Target stores.
“Over the past few years, we’ve been focused on meeting consumers where they are already spending their time, such as the expansion of Disney store shop-in-shops around the world,” Young said. “We now plan to create a more flexible, interconnected e-commerce experience that gives consumers easy access to unique, high-quality products across all our franchises.”
Disney officials did not provide an official list of the closures or a new statement and directed USA TODAY to use the store locator tool on its website to find the closing stores.
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Disney Store closings September 2021
The following stores are slated to close on or before Sept. 15, 2021, according to the store locator.
Arizona Disney Store closing locations
- Tempe: Arizona Mills, 5000 Arizona Mills Circle
- Tucson: Tucson Premium Outlets, 6401 W. Marana Center Blvd.
California Disney Store closings
- Brea: Brea Mall, 1065 Brea Mall
- Carlsbad: Carlsbad Premium Outlets, 5610 Paseo Del Norte
- Cerritos: Los Cerritos Shopping Center, 163 Los Cerritos Center
- Concord: Sunvalley Mall, 1 Sunvalley Mall
- Daly City: Serramonte Center, 25 Serramonte Center
- Fresno: Fashion Fair, 587 E Shaw Ave.
- Gilroy: Gilroy Premium Outlet, 681 Leavesley Road
- Lakewood: Lakewood Center, 88 Lakewood Center Mall
- Los Angeles: Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd.
- Modesto: Vintage Faire, 3401 Dale Road
- National City: Westfield Plaza Bonita, 3030 Plaza Bonita Road
- San Francisco: Stockton Street, 39 Stockton St. (Closing on or before Sept. 8)
- Santa Clara: Westfield Valley Fair, 2855 Stevens Creek Boulevard
- Sherman Oaks: Westfield Fashion Square, 14006 Riverside Drive
- Thousand Oaks: The Oaks, 350 West Hillcrest Drive
- Torrance: Del Amo Fashion Center, 21712 Hawthorne Blvd.
- Valencia: Valencia Town Center, 24201 West Valencia Blvd.
Connecticut Disney Store closures
- Danbury: Danbury Fair, 7 Backus Ave.
- Farmington: Westfarms Mall, 500 Westfarms Mall
Florida Disney Store closing locations
- Doral: Miami International Mall, 1455 Northwest 107th Ave.
- Lutz: Tampa Premium Outlets, 2300 Grand Cypress Drive
- Miami: Dadeland Mall, 7527 Dadeland Mall
- Orlando: The Florida Mall, 8001 So. Orange Blossom Trail
Georgia Disney Store closing
- Buford: Mall of Georgia, 3333 Buford Drive
Illinois Disney Store closures
- Aurora: Chicago Premium Outlets, 1650 Premium Outlet Blvd.
- Chicago: North Michigan Avenue, 717 North Michigan Ave. (Closing on or before Sept. 1)
- Gurnee: Gurnee Mills, 6170 West Grand Ave.
- Schaumburg: Woodfield Mall, 1600 Golf & Meacham Road
Maryland Disney Store closing
- Clarksburg: Clarksburg Premium Outlets, 22705 Clarksburg Road
Massachusetts Disney Store closings
- Burlington: Burlington Mall, 75 Middlesex Turnpike
- Wrentham: Wrentham Village Premium Outlets, 1 Premium Outlets Blvd.
Michigan Disney Store closure
- Auburn: Great Lakes Crossing, 4286 Baldwin Road
Missouri closing Disney Store
- Chesterfield: St. Louis Premium Outlets, 18521 Outlet Blvd.
Nevada Disney Store closure
- Las Vegas: Las Vegas South Premium Outlets, 7400 Las Vegas Blvd. South
New Hampshire Disney Store closure
- Merrimack: Merrimack Premium Outlet, 80 Premium Outlets Blvd.
- Deptford: Deptford Mall, 1750 Deptford Center Road
- Edison: Menlo Park Mall, 55 Parsonage Road
- Jackson: Jackson Premium Outlets, 537 Monmouth Road
- Paramus: Garden State Plaza, 1 Garden State Plaza Blvd.
New York Disney Store closures
- Central Valley: Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, 191 Marigold Court
- Elmhurst: Queens Center, 90-15 Queens Boulevard
- Lake Grove: Smith Haven Mall, 313 Smith Haven Mall Road
- Niagara Falls: Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, 1900 Military Road
North Carolina closing Disney Store locations
- Charlotte: SouthPark Mall, 4400 Sharon Road
- Concord: Concord Mills, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd.
Pennsylvania Disney Store closings
- Limerick: Philadelphia Premium Outlet, 18 West Lightcap Road
- Whitehall: Lehigh Valley Mall, 217 Lehigh Valley Mall
Tennessee closing Disney Store
- Nashville: Opry Mills, 433 Opry Mills Drive
Texas Disney Store closings
- Houston: Houston Galleria, 5015 Westheimer Road
- McAllen: La Plaza Mall, 2200 South 10th St.
- Mercedes: Rio Grand Valley Premium Outlets, 5001 East Expressway 83
- Round Rock: Round Rock Premium Outlets, 4401 North Interstate Highway 35
Utah Disney Store closure
- Salt Lake City: City Creek Center, 51 South Main Street
Virginia Disney Store closing
- Woodbridge: Potomac Mills, 2700 Potomac Mills Circle
Washington closing Disney Store
- Tukwila: Westfield Southcenter, 536 Southcenter Mall
Contributing: David P. Willis, Asbury Park Press