Bed Bath and Beyond has announced it was closing more than sixty stores in more than eight states in 2020. Last week at the 3000 Soncy Road Bed Bath & Beyond location employees were uncertain whether they would have a job in the weeks and months ahead. Good News. They will.

Some of the 40 stores – which are located in 19 states and Washington, D.C. – have already closed or will close in the first half of 2020, company spokeswoman Jessica Joyce said, noting these closing locations "no longer meet the standards our customers expect from us."

While Bed Bath and Beyond is keeping the Amarillo location open, the fate of Express in Westgate Mall is unknown. Express has been struggling with challenges that have undermined other mall retailers in recent years, namely declining foot traffic, fast-fashion rivals and online competition.

The company said Wednesday that it will close 31 stores by the end of January, another 35 by the end of January 2021 and the rest by 2022. The company also recently closed nine stores for a total of 100 overall.

A list of the locations was not immediately available Wednesday. Express had 411 primarily mall-based retail stores and 215 outlet stores as of Nov. 2, according to a public filing.

We will keep you updated.

Here are the Bed Bath & Beyond-branded stores that the company has confirmed are closing in 2020:

709 7th St. NW, Washington, DC

1057 N Elmhurst Road, Mt. Prospect, IL

12803 Citrus Plaza Dr., Tampa, FL

141 Tuckahoe Road, Sewell, NJ

17 Hampton House Road, Newton, NJ

1406 Palisades Center Dr., West Nyack, NY

610 Exterior St., Bronx, NY

25975 Great Northern Plaza, North Olmsted, OH

1747 Stringtown Road, Grove City, OH

40 Town Centre Dr., Johnstown, PA

9600 Frontage Road, Austin, TX

2817 West Expressway 83, Frontage Road, Harlingen, TX

6575 Hwy. 6 N, Houston, TX

1190 Stafford Market Pl., Stafford, VA