Three area Payless ShoeSource stores will be shutting down -- one located on Greenwood and the others in Aransas Pass and Kingsville.
The closings are part of company-wide downsizing. In all, Payless is closing 400 stores around the country. A booming online business is said to be a main reason for the downsizing.
Payless stores located at Five Points, Moore Plaza and La Palmera Mall will remain open.