Retail meeting preview-bmvo-2 another retailer is closing its doors.
All 650 dressbarn stores - including the rochester location - will eventually go out of business.
The closures are another sign of hard times for the nation's retailers - which are folding at a record pace this year.
It's challenge small, local businesses are facing too.
/ retail meeting preview-vo-1 retail meeting preview-vo-3 retail meeting preview-vo-4 happening tonight in albert lea - a retail brainstorming session.
It poses the question "how does albert lea balance the convenience of online shopping and a desire for unique shopping experiences?"
It's a challenge local business owners say they're facing every day.xxx retail meeting preview-sot-1 retail meeting preview-sotgrx-3 "the challenges is visibility letting customers know that you are there.
For some people you can do it right on your phone i think it saves them a trip sometimes."
Retail meeting preview-sotgrx-2 the retail brainstorming session is tonight from six-thirty until seven-thirty.
It's being held at the outlet on south broadway avenue in downtown albert lea.