Outdoor gear retailer, L.L. Bean, has revealed plans to close its store at Macerich’s Tysons Corner Center in McLean, Virginia, the company’s first location outside its home state of Maine.
The company was forced to close its doors because L.L. Bean and the location’s landlord, Macerich, could not agree on lease terms.
“This decision was not an easy one, and though we worked with the landlord to explore many options, we were unable to reach favorable terms in a way that would allow us to best serve our customers moving forward,” said Amanda Hannah, the company spokeswoman, in a statement to the Tysons Reporter.
That said, L.L. Bean is now looking for a new location within the area. In the meantime, it is redirecting customers to its store located in Bethesda, Maryland.
L.L. Bean originally opened its doors in Tyson’s Corner back in 2000, marking the retailer’s first major physical expansion efforts outside of Maine, where founder Leon Leonwood Bean started the company. The company chose to open a two-story, 76,000 square-foot store in McLean, Virginia, to cater to the region’s significantly large fan base.
L.L. Bean reportedly notified the store’s staff over the summer and offered severance as well as other opportunities within the company.
The Macerich’s Tysons Corner Center location will close on January 17, 2022.