Online shopping continues to disrupt brick & mortar retailing. Ascena Retail Group is the latest retailer to announce plans to close stores. Ascena's retail holdings include Ann Taylor, Dress Barn, and Lane Bryant.

The company plans to shutter 250, and 400 locations could close over the next two years if they cannot negotiate better rates from their retail landlords.

No word at this point if any Quad Cities locations are on the chopping block.

Dress Barn has a store in the North Ridge Shopping Center at 4018 E. 53rd Street in Davenport.

Lane Bryant is located is at 4225 Elmore Ave in Davenport.

The nearest Ann Taylor store is in the outlet mall in Williamsburg, Iowa.



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