National retailer maurices closing in Presque Isle

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine - A longtime tenant at the Aroostook Centre Mall is closing.

The women's clothing store, maurices, part of the New Jersey-based Ascena Retail Group, has seen a decline in sales in recent years. A company spokesperson cited "underperformance" by the Presque Isle store as the reason for the closure. The last day of operation will be January 26.

Around 1,000 Maurices are located in the U.S. and Canada.