A number of national chain stores in the Lake area are in jeopardy as corporations across the country scale back due to COVID 19.

Both Starbucks and Zales have mentioned they are looking to close over 400 stores across the country.

So far there has been no announcement on which stores will be closed or if this will affect the Lake area stores including the Zales Outlet in the Osage Beach Outlet Mall and Starbucks at The Stone Crest Mall.

Pier 1 Imports announced last month that all stores will be closing, including the one in Prewitts Point.

Officials there say it that store will remain open to sell all existing inventory before closing their doors permanently.

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