NEW YORK — After nearly 110 years, Swezey’s Department Stores is closing its doors.
Executives at the chain of five stores, all on Long Island, called it quits at the end of last week and expect to end operations by November. Founded in 1894 in Patchogue, the chain does about $27 million in sales annually. About 250 full-time workers and 400 part-timers will lose their jobs. Employees are expected to receive severance of one week’s salary for each year of service.
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