Guam included in Forever 21 closure list

Forever 21 has a store on island located at Guam Premier Outlets in Tamuning. This has now closed for good.

Forever 21 has released a list of the nearly 180 locations it could potentially close as part of its bankruptcy proceedings and the Guam store is included, CNBC reported.

According to CNBC, the list was filed in court documents but the company doesn’t necessarily expect to close all of these locations, as talks with landlords are still ongoing to try to renegotiate leases and rents.

The Guam store at Guam Premier Outlets is number 68 on the list coming after the Savannah Outlets branch in Georgia and before the Ka Makana Alii branch in Hawaii.

Monte Mesa, the general manager of Guam Premier Outlets, informed PNC that they have not yet received any official notification from Forever 21 with regard to the bankruptcy.

Forever 21 itself said that there are still no definite plans yet on specific store closures and that the decisions as to which domestic stores will be closing are still ongoing, pending the outcome of continued conversations with landlords.

“We expect a significant number of these stores will remain open and operate as usual, and we do not expect to exit any major markets in the U.S.,” the company said in a statement.

Here on Guam, Forever 21’s opening was highly anticipated. During its opening in March 2015, hundreds were already in line before the doors opened.