Payless is closing

Payless ShoeSource is closing 12 of its Oklahoma stores – including its store on Sheridan Road near 21st Street.

Payless is also closing stores in Sapulpa, Sand Springs, Ponca City, Oklahoma City, Edmond, Norman, Lawton and Altus.

Macy’s and Sears are closing stores in the Tulsa area this year. Gordmans and Radio Shack have filed for bankruptcy protection and will be closing local stores. J.C. Penney is closing its stores in Claremore and Stillwater.

Payless has over 4,400 stores in more than 30 countries.

Officials blamed online shopping as more and more local retailers go bust.