NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Bed Bath & Beyond on Friday identified the first 63 of 200 stores that are closing -- and three of the locations are in New York City.
Two stores are in New Jersey and four stores are in Connecticut.
The first batch of stores will close by the end of this year.
The announcement, first reported by USA Today, comes two months after the New Jersey-based company -- which also operates buybuy Baby, Harmon Face Values and World Market -- said it was scaling back its brick-and-mortar presence.
"As we rebuild our authority and establish a truly omni-always shopping experience for our customers, we recently announced a store optimization plan that will see us establish the right network of stores to serve our customers," company spokeswoman Jessica Joyce said in a statement to USA Today.
The tri-state locations closing by the end of 2020 are:
Manhattan (Upper East Side): 410 E. 61st St.
Staten Island: 2700 Veterans Road West
Queens (Flushing): 40-24 College Point Blvd.
(Also stores in Rochester, Syracuse and Waterdown)
Howell: 4075 Route 9
Rockaway: 202 Enterprise Drive
Danbury: 13 Sugar Hollow Road
Farmington: 1603 Southeast Road
Milford: 1212 Boston Post Road
Torrington: 1914 East Main St.