131113lrrueGuybiz01 Bob Fisch, former CEO of the Cranberry-based Rue 21 chain, at a store at Tanger Outlets in South Strabane in 2013. The store is among those slated to close.
Bob Fisch, former CEO of the Cranberry-based Rue 21 chain, at a store at Tanger Outlets in South Strabane in 2013. The store is among those slated to close.

Cranberry teen clothing retailer rue21 is closing almost 400 of its stores around the country, including 6 in the Pittsburgh region.

The discount chain, which for years was able to grow by putting stores in smaller markets often underserved by major competitors, was reported earlier this month to be struggling to pay its bills. Debtwire reported in early April that the company…