BRIEF: Claire's to close store in McKinley Mall

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--Claire's, the teen jewelery chain that filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday, plans to close its store in the McKinley Mall in Hamburg as it tries to restructure its nearly $1.9 billion debt.

The McKinley Mall store is one of 92 stores -- and three in New York -- that Claire's plans to close the underperforming stores in March and April.

The retailer, which closed 166 stores in 2016, has been hit hard by declining foot traffic at shopping malls, where most of its stores are located. Claire's said that its 7,5000 remaining stores will stay open during the bankruptcy process.

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