rue21 files for bankruptcy, Destiny USA location will close

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Teen clothing retailer, rue21, has filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy.

The company will be closing all of their stores, which includes the Destiny USA location. Nationally, they have over 500 stores, and 10 within New York.

Recently, there’s been a trend of stores leaving the mall.

Makeup store Sephora left in 2023, clothing store Forever 21 left in March of 2024, and At Home, known for décor, is leaving in August.

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rue21 came to Destiny back in July of 2022. The store held a 5,2000 sq. ft. space within the mall. They were on the first floor, across from American Eagle.

For their grand opening they had a ribbon cutting, and in-store DJ.

Before the clothing store was in Destiny USA, it had a location in Great Northern Mall.

To date, their closest location to Syracuse — before their closure — is in Rome, New York.

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