California 2016 Store Closings

California's Retail Economy Hit Hard by 2016 Retail Store Closings

California Store Closings 2015 - Going Out of Business Sale Locations
© Barbara Farfan for About.com

Aeropostale is the newest U.S. retail chain to add numbers to the California 2016 Store Closings List. While five Aeropostale store closings for the entire state of California doesn't seem significant, add on other recent store closings added by Sports Authority, Kmart, Hancock Fabricks and Jos. A. Bank, and it's easy to see how the retail and California state economy continues to lose in a big way with 2016 brick-and-mortar store closings.

Before the first month of the 2016 calendar year had come to an end, the California retail industry and the California state economy had already suffered significant losses.  More than two dozen retail store locations of major U.S. retail chain closed their doors for the last time in the state of California in the first month of the 2016 calendar year.  And almost every store closing announcement from the  largest U.S. retail chains includes a significant number of final store closing sales in the state of California.

Walmart, Macy's, jcpenney, Kmart, Sears, and The Gap are just some of the retail chains that have hosted and will continue to stage Going Out of Business Sales in California retail brick-and-mortar store locations in January 2015.  Smaller chains like Harstrings and Kitson's will also be liquidating their California retail operations completely in the 2016 calendar year.

What follows is a list of retail store closing locations happening in 2016 in the state of California.

 The retail store locations listed are either CA stores that have already closed, CA stores with going out of business sales in progress, or CA stores that have been slated to close before the end of the 2016 calendar year.  

The latest additions to this California Store Closings roundup list are indicated by bold lettering.  This store closing, and going out of business sale list was last updated on May 17, 2016.

California Store Closings 2015 - Going Out of Business Sale Locations:

Aeropostale
Oakridge Mall
925 Blossom Hill Rd.
San Jose, CA

Aeropostale
Vincent Chico Mall
1950 East 20th St.
Chico, CA

Aeropostale
Town Center at Otay Ranch
2015 Birch Rd.
Chula Vista, CA

Aeropostale
Westside Pavilion
10800 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

Aeropostale
Sunrise Mall
6041 Sunrise Mall
Citrus Heights, CA

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American Eagle Outfitters

Main Place Mall
SantaAna, CA
Closed January 2016

Gap
Fashion Fair Mall
Fresno, CA
Scheduled closing January 26, 2016

Gap
Main Place Mall
Santa Ana, CA
Closed January 2016

Gap Kids
Fashion Fair Mall
Fresno, CA
Scheduled closing January 26, 2016

Gap
Main Place Mall
Santa Ana, CA
Closed January 2016

Hancock Fabrics
Click for ALL California Hancock Fabrick Bankruptcy Liquidation Locations >>

Hartstrings
Livermore Premium Outlets
2774 Paragon Outlets Drive
Livermore, CA 94551
Store Closings began November 20, 2015
 
Hartstrings
Vacaville Premium Outlets
321 Nut Tree Road
Vacaville, CA 95687
Store Closings began November 20, 2015

Hometown Buffet
4300 Florin Rd.
Sacramento, CA
Closed February 2016

Hometown Buffet

2344 Watt Ave.
Sacramento, CA​
Closed February 2016

Hometown Buffet

9089 Bruceville Road.


Elk Grove, CA
Closed February ​2016

jcpenney
Vallco Shopping Mall, Cupertino, CA
>> Click for ALL jcpenney Store Closing Locations >>

Walmart, Macy's and Sears, are just some of the largest U.S. retail chains that are closing stores and hosting Going Out of Business Sales at their brick-and-mortar locations in the state of California.  San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, Lost Angeles, and Long Beach are just some of the California cities that will have fewer retail shopping options at the end of the 2016 calendar year.  

Judged by sheer volume, the state of California had more Going Out of Business sales than any other state in the 2015 calendar year as well.

 Besides the 200 of the RadioShack store closings and going out of business sales occurred in the state of California in 2015, many of California's recent store closings have belonged to California-based retail companies.

In 2016 the Hollywood-based Kitson luxury boutique apparel chain closed all 17 of its stores,  most of which were located in California.  Once the retail destination for celebrities who actually wanted to be "caught" shopping by the paparazzi, the Kitson retail chain was credited for introducing the concept of high-end casual apparel to the state of California.  

With just 11 California store closings, the loss of the Kitson's retail chain doesn't seem all that significant to the California retail economy.  In terms of revenue that's probably true.  But in terms of California chic, the loss of each unique California-based retail brand diminishes the magnetic pull of California as a global retail shopping destination.

The latest California retail brands which have disappeared or been downsized significantly include Wet Seal and Frederick's of Hollywood, Fresh & Easy grocery stores, and the California-based La Boulange chain of restaurants (owned and operated by Starbucks).  All of these retailers, headquartered in California, closed all, or a significant number of their retail locations in California in 2015.

 

The retail store locations that follow are either CA stores that have already closed, CA stores with going out of business sales in progress, or CA stores that have been slated to close before the end of the 2016 calendar year.  

California 2016 Going Out of Business Sales: Walmart, Macy's, Sears, etc.

Johnny Rockets
Main Place Mall
Santa, Ana, CA

Jos. A. Bank Outlet
2676 Outlet Drive, Livermore, CA 94551
Phone:
(925) 243-9390
Click for ALL 250 Jos. A. Bank 2016 Store Closing Locations >>

Kitson’s
Westfield
400 S. Baldwin Ave.
Suite 148L
Arcadia, CA
Scheduled closing January, 2016

Kitson’s
1065 Brea Mall
Unit 11188
Brea, CA
Scheduled closing January, 2016

Kitson’s
740 E. Ventura Blvd.
Suite 226
Camarillo, CA
Scheduled closing January, 2016

Kitson’s 
San Diego Harbor
789 W. Harbour Dr.
Suite D1
San Diego, CA
Scheduled closing January, 2016

Kitson’s
851 Paseo Nuevo
Space #101
Santa Barbara, CA
Scheduled closing January, 2016

Kitson’s
395 Santa Monica Place
#120
Santa Monica, CA
Scheduled closing January, 2016

Kitson’s
85690 Melrose Ave.
West Hollywood, CA
Scheduled closing January, 2016

Kitson’s Fashion Valley
7007 Friars Rd.
Suite 7008
San Diego, CA
Scheduled closing January, 2016

Kitson’s Malibu Kids
3939 Cross Creek Rd.
Suite D120
Malibu, CA
Scheduled closing January, 2016

Kitson’s Malibu Lumberyard
3939 Cross Creek Rd.
Suite C110
Malibu, CA
Scheduled closing January, 2016

Kitson’s Men’s on Robertson
142 N. Robertson Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA
Scheduled closing January, 2016

Kitson’s Women’s on Robertson
115 S. Robertson Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA
Scheduled closing January, 2016

Kmart
8501 Auburn Blvd.
Sacramento, CA
Final Going Out of Business Sale Starts January 24, 2016
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Loving Hut Vegan Restaurant
1365 Stockton St.
San Francisco, CA 94133
Closed February, 2016

Macy's
Irvine Spectrum
Irvine, CA
Scheduled closing Spring, 2016 
Click for All 2016 Macy's Going Out of Business Sales Locations >>

Macy's
Country Club Plaza
Sacramento, CA
Scheduled closing Spring, 2016 

Macy's
Westfield Century City
Los Angeles, CA 
Scheduled closing Spring, 2016

Marie Callender's

5363 Culver Dr
Irvine, CA 92604
Closed January, 2016

Mens Wearhouse
Click for ALL 2016 Mens Wearhouse Going Out of Business Sales >>

Panda Express (inside Vons)
Kings Canyon Road
Sacramento, CA
Closing February, 2016

Panda Express (inside Vons)
Clovis Avenue
Sacramento, CA
Closing February, 2016

Pinkberry
City Place
Santa Ana, CA
Closed January, 2016

Scoop NYC
265 North Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: 310.362.6100

Scoop NYC
216 26th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Phone: 424.238.5499

Sears
Hillsdale Shopping Center
40 Hillsdale Mall
San Mateo, CA 94403
Final Going Out of Business Sale Date: "mid-April"
Click for all 2016 Sears Store Closing Locations >>

Sports Authority
Click for 19 Sports Authority California Final Store Closings >>

Toys 'R Us
Market Place 
2882 El Camino Real
Tustin, CA 92780
Final Going Out of Business Sale Day January 24, 2016

Walmart (Full Size) Store Location Closing
5502 Monterey Hwy
San Jose, CA
Click for All 2016 Walmart Store Closings and Going Out of Business Sales >>

Walmart (Full Size)
151 E 5th St
Long Beach, CA

Walmart (Full Size)
8400 Edgewater Drive
Oakland, CA

Walmart (Full Size) 
4101 Crenshaw Blcd.
Los Angeles, CA

Walmart Neighborhood Market
2408 Lincoln Ave.
Altadena, CA

Walmart Neighborhood Market
6820 Eastern Ave.
Bell Gardens, CA

Walmart Neighborhood Market
701 W Cesar E Chavez Ave.
Los Angeles, CA

Walmart Neighborhood Market
2045 E Highland Ave.
San Bernardino, CA

Walmart Neighborhood Market
12120 Carson St.
Hawaiian Gardens, CA