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Cleveland Indians will shut down three tribe stores
The only remaining store locations will be at the Progressive Field stadium.
Story by AKILAH PORTER


 
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Cleveland Indians fans will have a harder time finding Tribe gear next year.

The team is closing three of its four merchandise locations due to an increase in online shopping according to a Tribe spokesman.

Stores at South Park Mall in Strongsville, Westgate Shopping Center in Fairview Park and The Strip in Canton are slated to close on Jan. 27.

The only remaining store will be at Progressive Field.

The news was announced on Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving when many online stores discount their merchandise.

The Indians aren't sure how many jobs will be lost, but the closings will affect 1.5 percent of the organization’s full-time employees and 2 percent of its part-time employees.

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