Express is closing their store in downtown Newport.

The store, which is located at 144 Thames Street, is hosting a store closing sale and is currently offering 50-75% off everything in the store.

On Facebook, Express has responded to customers that the store is expected to close at the end of January. Fixtures, furniture and equipment are also currently for sale.

“Our Thames Street store in Newport is closing on January 26, 2020. Customers can continue to shop at nearby Express stores (including Warwick, North Dartmouth and Providence Place) or,” Alysa Spittle, Director of Communications for Express, told What’s Up Newp on Wednesday.

According to City records, 144-150 Thames Street has been owned by Newport Development Associates LLC since January 2018. That company has an address of 1341 West Main Road in Middletown.

At this time, it is unknown what the plans are for the building or what business will take over this location.

According to their website, Express employs approximately 18,000 associates in over 650 retails stores both nationally and internationally.

The company has announced plans to hold an investor event on January 22nd in New York to communicate the details of a new corporate strategy, including cost optimization and fleet rationalization.

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