J. Crew closes West Town Mall location

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The J. Crew clothing store at West Town Mall will close on January 27, 2019, according to information emailed by the company.

In an email sent to customers, J. Crew announced, "Our store at West Town Mall is closing on January 27, 2019. But wait. There's a silver lining! Come back in for an extra 60% off sale styles and 50% off full-price styles."

It was not immediately clear what's prompting the closure. However, an employee at the West Town Mall J. Crew location said the store's lease with the mall is nearing its end, and that J. Crew's Madewell store is about to open February 1, 2019, in Bearden.

The employee said about 10 J. Crew workers from the West Town Mall location plan to transfer to the Bearden Madewell location.

The announcement comes after Ann Taylor, a women's fashion store, closed at West Town Mall on July 26, 2018.