Rue21 closing some stores: 7 Phoenix-area locations to shut their doors, 8 to remain open

Posted at 11:32 AM, Apr 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-17 14:32:34-04

Clothing retailer Rue21is closing several of its "unprofitable" stores across the country, including more than 10 in Arizona.

On Saturday, the company posted the news on its Facebook page: "It's true - we are closing some stores. It was a difficult but necessary decision. We still have hundreds of locations across the country, and our website, open for business."

Through its PR firm, the company said, "As part of our ongoing business transformation into a more cost efficient operator, we are closing unprofitable stores across our fleet in order to focus on our many hundreds of profitable locations. The exact number and timing of these closings will be determined in the coming weeks."

View the map below to see which locations in Flagstaff, Phoenix and Tucson are closing and which are staying open.



  • Mesa Riverview, 849 N. Dobson Road, Mesa AZ 85201
  • Lake Pleasant Town Center, 25546 N. Lake Pleasant Parkway, Peoria Az 85382
  • Queen Creek Marketplace, 21506 S. Ellsworth Loop, Queen Creek AZ 85142
  • Outlets at Anthem, 4250 W. Anthem Way, Anthem AZ 85086
  • The Promenade at Casa Grande, 1269 N. Promenade Parkway, Casa Grande AZ 85194
  • The Shoppes at Havasu, 5601 Highway 95 N., Lake Havasu, AZ 86404
  • Crossroads Town Center, 3757 S. Gilbert Road, Gilbert AZ 85297


  • Arizona Mills, 5000 Arizona Mills Circle, Tempe AZ 85282
  • Desert Sky Mall, 7611 W. Thomas Road, Phoenix AZ 85033
  • Westgate Tanger Factory Outlets, 6800 N. 95th Avenue, Glendale AZ 85305
  • Bell Town Center, 509 E. Bell Road, Phoenix AZ 85022
  • Palm Valley Pavilion, 1400 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear AZ 85395
  • Surprise Market Center, 13375 w. Grande Avenue, Surprise AZ 85374
  • Superstition Springs Center, 6555 E. Southern Avenue, Mesa AZ 85206
  • Prescott Valley Crossroads, 5613 E. State Route 69, Prescott AZ 86314


  • Tucson Mall, 4500 N. oracle Road, Tucson AZ 85705
  • Tucson Spectrum, 5373 S. Calle Santa Cruz, Tucson AZ 85706
  • Foothills Mall, 7401 N. Lacholla Blvd., Tucson AZ 85741
  • University Plaza, 1131 S. Plaza Way, Flagstaff AZ 86001