Downtown Detroit Madewell store to close later this month

Jordyn Grzelewski
The Detroit News

Fashion retailer Madewell will shutter its downtown Detroit location later this month, according to the company's website and an email sent to customers Friday.

"It’s true, we’re closing our store on Sunday, March 27th, but don’t worry, good vibes and great jeans are still just a hop, skip and a click away at our Somerset Collection store or madewell.com," the company said in an email Friday, indicating its store in Troy will remain open. 

The company's listing for its location at 1426 Woodward Ave. also has been updated to say the store will close on March 27.

Fashion retailer Madewell will shutter its downtown Detroit location later this month, according to the company's website and an email sent to customers Friday.

Crain's Detroit Business first reported news of the closure.

Madewell is the latest in a string of recent Woodward Avenue retail closures.

Détroit is the New Black recently closed its downtown store after nearly six years on Woodward, though the retailer remains open for online business. And the Under Armour store on Woodward closed in January.

Madewell — which is owned by J.Crew Group, Inc. — opened downtown in October of 2018. 

Dan Gilbert's Bedrock Detroit owns the building where the store is located. The real-estate firm did not immediately respond to a request for comment Friday afternoon.

“We are always evaluating our business and stores footprint, and after careful consideration, we have made the decision to close certain stores to better support our broader omnichannel strategy," J.Crew said in a statement to The Detroit News Friday. "We’re proud to have served our customers here and look forward to continuing to do so at" Somerset Collection and online. 

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