Filene's Basement Closing 3 Baltimore Stores

Baltimore Burlington, Mass.-based Filene’s Basement will close three greater Baltimore stores, according to a report Monday in the Baltimore Business Journal.

Managers at the Filene’s in Columbia, Hunt Valley and Towson, Md., confirmed the three store closures, although they could not provide an exact date of the shutterings.

The approximate date given is the end of February.

The downtown unit is said to remain open.

Store executives reportedly had been trying to renegotiate leases at its area stores to contain costs.

Filene’s closure in Columbia, Md., comes just a little more than one year after it opened the 46,000-sq.-ft. store, replacing a Best Buy store. The 40,000-sq.-ft. Towson, Md., store opened in 2004, and the Hunt Valley store opened in 2006.