Loft closing its store at Market Place Mall on Jan. 27

Loft closing its store at Market Place Mall on Jan. 27

CHAMPAIGN — Women's clothing retailer Loft is closing its location at Champaign's Market Place Mall at the end of the month.

Its last day will be Jan. 27.

"We can confirm the closing," said Marissa Ellenby, spokeswoman for the mall's owner, GGP.

Loft, originally known as Ann Taylor Loft, has more than 650 stores in North America and is a part of Ann Inc., the parent company of the Ann Taylor stores.

Ann Inc. did not respond to a request for comment.

Loft opened at the mall in 2005 and is located near Dick's Sporting Goods.

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