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Express Stores – how many, where and who?

Express Store Closing inside Southern Park Mall
Express Store Closing inside Southern Park Mall by Larry Hachucka, CC BY 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons

A few weeks ago, EXPRESS stores, filed bankruptcy and announced plans to shutter stores throughout the U.S.

The company operates Express, Express Factory outlets, Bonobos and UpWest stores for a total of operates more than 500 in the US. Close to 400 of the stores are located in major malls and shopping centers. 

This recent article by NPR discusses the bankruptcies, closings and a potential acquisition of the chain and an article from The Hill provides an initial list of locations marked for closing.

The summary below provides insight on the Where, What and Who of those locations from the Directory of Major Malls / dataset.

400 locations across the U.S. with higher counts on both coasts

Express store locations by US Region - Source: as of 5-8-2024)

63% (246) are located in properties 1,000,000 sqft and above in size
82% (323) of those properties are Enclosed malls

Express store locations by classification - Source: as of 5-8-2024)

66% (257) of of the locations are operated by 10 major shopping center operators
36% (143) of those are Simon and Brookfield centers.

Express store locations by Top 10 Owner-Mgmt - Source: as of 5-8-2024)
Average Trade Area Demographics for Express Store major shopping center locations:

Express store locations - Market Demographics - Source: as of 5-8-2024)

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