Payless ShoeSource closing in Pearland, Webster

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Payless ShoeSource will be closing all of its North American stores in the spring, including facilities at A) 3101 Silverlake Village Drive, Pearland; B) 11200 Broadway St., Ste. 945, Pearland; C) 2650 Pearland Parkway, Ste. 120, Pearland and at D) 1805 Bay Area Blvd., Webster.
By Haley Morrison
Haley Morrison came to Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after graduating from Baylor University. She was promoted to editor in February 2019. Haley primarily covers city government.


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