Anna's Linens Temporarily Closes San Diego Stores Due to Fires

Oct 23, 2007, 01:00 ET from Anna's Linens

    SAN DIEGO, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Costa Mesa based Anna's Linens that
 operates 250 stores in 20 states has announced temporary closures of all
 seven of their San Diego stores due to the wild fire evacuations in the
 area. A toll-free number, (866) 766-8200, has been established for
 Associates and their families to call in for the latest information.
 Displaced employees in need of assistance are encouraged to call this
 toll-free number for assistance.
     Company leadership has been closely monitoring the progress of the fire
 fighting efforts and keeping communication lines open with the field staff
 in and around San Diego County. "Our number one concern is for the safety
 of our associates," said Chief Operating Officer Scott Gladstone. "As a
 family oriented business, all of our Associates, especially those in the
 affected areas, are important to us."
     There have been no reported injuries or structural damage to any of the
 Anna's Linens stores, however many Associates have been displaced from
 their homes. "We are doing everything we can to make sure our Associates
 find appropriate housing, and that their needs are met," stated Gladstone.
     Management will be monitoring the situation on a day by day basis to
 determine when stores will begin to open for business.
     Anna's Linens is the value leader in fashions for the home and is
 recognized as one of the fastest growing retail concepts in the country.
 The company was founded in 1988 by its current president and chief
 executive officer, Alan Gladstone, and was named after Alan's mother Anna.
 Anna's currently operates over 250 stores in 20 states, with over 2,200
 employees and in excess of $300 million in revenues. Anna's corporate
 office is based in Costa Mesa, California.

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