Iconic NYC Retailer Century 21 To Shutter All Locations

The New York Daily News reports:

Lower Manhattan retail mecca Century 21, after surviving the 9/11 attacks across the street, couldn’t outlast COVID-19. The retail company is closing its flagship location on Cortlandt St. and its 12 other stores after filing for bankruptcy protection in Manhattan, according to a statement released Thursday.

The Manhattan location opened 59 years ago, with Century 21 announcing a going-out-of-business sale there and at stores in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida.

“While we wish that Century 21 could continue to be a must-see shopping destination for so many, we are proud of the pioneering role it has played in off-price retail and the iconic brand it has become,” said co-CEO I.G. Gindi.