rue21 Closing Nearly 400 Stores, including Cranberry Township Location

Teen clothing retailer rue21 is closing nearly 400 stores nationwide as it focuses more on its online business. The privately-held company, based in Cranberry, about 20 miles north of Pittsburgh, still has more than 700 stores in 48 states. The company in a Facebook post called the decision to close the stores “difficult but necessary.” The company didn’t say how soon the stores will close. Six are in western Pennsylvania.