The Rochester and Seabrook locations are on the closure list as the company plans to close 400 stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico immediately.

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According to an article at Forbes.com, the chain has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Payless ShoeSource has 17 stores in New Hampshire, including locations in Somersworth, Rochester, Newington, Epping and Seabrook.

The discount shoe store chain currently operates 4,400 stores in more than 30 countries.

Payless has been around since the 1950's selling shoes at discount prices.

Sad to see another brick and mortar store going..going..gone.