Payless ShoeSource is the latest retailer to announce it's going out of business.
The Topeka, Kansas-based retailer started liquidation sales at all of its 2,100 remaining stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico on Sunday after announcing Friday it was going out of business.
All of the stores will remain open until at least the end of March, and the majority will remain open until May.
Payless has six locations in Lincoln, but four of them already were scheduled to close because they are inside Shopko stores, and the chain is closing all of its Lincoln locations. The remaining standalone locations are at Gateway Mall and at 4620 N. 27th St.
The closure of the Payless stores will add more vacant space to the Lincoln real estate market, which has seen Toys R Us, Younkers, Gap, Yankee Candle, Beauty Brands and Rogers Jewelers close stores.
In the next couple of months, Lincoln also will lose Shopko and Sears.
Lincoln stores that have closed or are slated to close
Toys 'R' Us
The 30,000-square-foot Toys 'R' Us store at 5220 N. 27th St. in Lincoln closed in June 2018.
The 100,000-square-foot Younkers store at Gateway Mall closed in August of 2018.
Post and Nickel
The Post & Nickel at 14th and P streets closed in November after 52 years.
Shopko closed its four Lincoln stores, including its location at 27th Street and Nebraska 2, this spring.
Sears' Lincoln location at Gateway Mall closed in March.
The Gap store at SouthPointe Pavilions is closing by the end of January 2019.
Yankee Candle planned to close its Lincoln stores at Gateway and SouthPointe by the end of January.
Beauty Brands in Centro Plaza at 48th and R streets opened in 2016 (shown in photo) but was closing Jan. 19, 2019.
Family Thrift Center
The Family Thrift Center at 1745 O St. closed its doors in December 2018.
Rogers Jewelers at Gateway Mall is going out of business in 2019.
The Crafthouse in Williamsburg Village near 40th Street and Old Cheney Road planned to close in December 2018.
The Save Best Foods store at 27th and Y streets closed in September 2018.
Lincoln Lighting Center
Lincoln Lighting Center at 40th and O streets closed in April 2018.
Black Circle Records
Black Circle Records owner Doug Frank closed his shop at 100 N. Ninth St. in March 2018.
Akin's Natural Foods
The Akin's Natural Foods store at 6900 O St. in Meridian Park closed in June 2018.
Chocolatier Blue at 70th and Pioneers closed early in 2018.
Gamers closed its location near 27th and Superior in July 2018.
Husker Headquarters in Lincoln Crossing on 27th north of Superior Street closed in April 2018. There is another location downtown, at Gateway Mall and at 5631 S. 56th St. in The Alamo Center.
The Mattress Firm location at 5001 O St. closed in October 2018.
Charlotte Russe announced the closing of its Gateway location and all other stores.
Banana Republic is closing its Lincoln store at SouthPointe Pavilions.
Dressbarn, with a SouthPointe location, announced in May it is closing all of its stores.
Rush Market, 5.16
Omaha-based furniture store Rush Market moved into the former Younkers space at Gateway Mall in May.