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It opened less than two years ago. Now a clothing store at St. Clair Square is closing.

In this file photo, shoppers ride an escalator at St. Clair Square.
In this file photo, shoppers ride an escalator at St. Clair Square.

A women’s clothing store at the St. Clair Square mall will close now that its parent company has decided to shutter all of its properties as part of bankruptcy proceedings.

Officials with North Dakota-based Vanity announced Thursday that it will close all 140 of its stores after being in business for more than 50 years. Among those stores is one located in the St. Clair Square mall. According to a store employee, the Fairview Heights location opened in the summer of 2015. It currently has five part-time employees.

The Fairview Heights store is one of six in Illinois. The others are in Peoria, Peru, Quincy, Rockford and Springfield. Vanity, which was incorporated in 1966, has stores in 27 states.

Don O’Brien: 618-239-2626, @DOBrienBND

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