The Clarendon LOFT store is expected to close next month.
The Crossing Clarendon women’s clothing store – formerly known as Market Common Clarendon – is due to close on Monday July 18, according to a sign on the store’s door.
Store staff received the notice of closure about two weeks ago, an employee told ARLnow. The store began notifying customers of the closure about a week ago.
“We received about a month’s notice before the store closed,” the employee said.
The decision to close was not made at the local store level and those working at the Clarendon location were unaware of the decision, the employee added.
“We just found out that ‘the store is closing today and that’s what you need to do to close it’ pretty much,” the employee said.
A paper sign announcing the closing date is stuck on the store’s front door. Similar signs are also placed on several display tables inside. Currently, the store is in full sale on July 4, offering a 40% discount on purchases.
As of press time, a leasing agent at the mall did not respond to questions about the future of the storefront.
The Clarendon store is one of two LOFT stores in Arlington. After it closes, the only location in the county will be at Westpost — formerly Pentagon Row — at 1101 S. Joyce Street. There are no plans to move to Clarendon, we are told.
LOFT’s corporate communications department declined to comment on the closure, saying it was a policy “not to provide comment on individual store openings or closings”, describing them as “a natural and ongoing function of do business in the retail trade”.