Updated: Bealls To Close Corpus Christi Area Stores

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Bealls confirmed on Thursday that the retailer is closing its Flour Bluff location as part of their corporate restructuring. 

The department store chain, part of Houston-based Stage Stores, announced massive discounts to shoppers as the final quarter of the year kicks off. 

The Flour Bluff store is part of eight nationwide that have been closed nationwide this month, a Stage Stores spokeswoman said.

“Stage Stores is planning to close stores as we take steps to further strengthen our company and better serve our customers and communities,” the chain said in a written statement. “This allows us to focus our investments and operations to deliver productivity and growth.”

Closures are also expected for the Ayers and Five Points locations, as well. 

 Nationwide, Stage Stores has more than 800 stores operating under several different names.

Updated: 10/11/2019 05:13 a.m.

In a secondary statement late Thursday evening the parent company of Bealls, Speciality Retailers, Inc. confirmed that the closure is in fact part of their corporate rebranding that includes changing the names and identities of their current Bealls branded stores. Of those that have been considered by the company is their Gordeman’s brand, which is among the most popular of the company’s portfolio.

In their secondary statement, the company says that South Texas locations, including the Flour Bluff store will be part of this long planned restructuring.