More shop fronts going dark in, around Lycoming Mall

The Lycoming Mall and Lycoming Crossings Shopping Center will each be losing a business by fall.

An employee of Bed Bath and Beyond in Lycoming Crossings Shopping Center confirmed the store will be closing, most likely in November. The Children’s Place, which sells children’s clothing in Lycoming Mall, is closing as well.

Both closings are part of a national trend — Bed Bath and Beyond is closing 40 stores nationwide while The Children’s Place is closing 40 to 45 stores nationwide in 2019 and another 45 in 2020, according to moneywise.com.

Pier 1 Imports, a store that sold home decor, closed in June while Payless Shoe Source closed both its Lycoming Mall and Golden Strip locations in the spring.