Mon. 4:54pm: Linens store to close this week

HOWLAND – Linens & More for Less will close its store Saturday in the Howland Commons at Eastwood Mall Complex, according to a spokeswoman at the Brookfield-based company.

No further details were immediately released by the company, which was organized in 2010. Early on, the company, which is owned by Youngstown-area businessman J.J. Cafaro, had announced plans to operate up to 50 stores nationwide, but that goal was never achieved. At one time the company operated eight stores in the central Atlantic region, including the flagship Howland location. The other stores also have since closed.

The spokeswoman declined to comment on the status of the corporate office located off state Route 82, Brookfield.

Liquidation at the store is going on. The 35,000-square-foot space is being considered for lease to other tenants, said Joe Bell, spokesman for Cafaro Company which owns and operates the mall complex.