“The combined effects of a challenging retail environment coupled with the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic have caused significant financial distress on our business,” Stein Mart Chief Executive Officer Hunt Hawkins said in the release. “The company has determined that the best strategy to maximize value will be a liquidation of its assets pursuant to an organized going out of business sale.”
Stein Mart has 281 stores in 30 states, including more than a dozen stores in the Dallas-Fort Worth-area. Some DFW locations include 1701 Preston Road in Plano, 3333 Preston Road in Frisco, 3550 W. University Drive in McKinney, 6101 Long Prairie Road in Flower Mound, 1610 Keller Parkway in Keller and Fort Worth locations at 6385 Camp Bowie Blvd. and 5026 S. Hulen St.
A list of specific store closures was not released Aug. 12, but signs in the window of the Frisco location stated it was going out of business. www.steinmart.com