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These 12 retailers are taking over vacant stores

The Motley Fool Logo By Jeremy Bowman of The Motley Fool | Slide 1 of 14: It's no secret that retail stores are closing. Last year saw, a record number of storefronts shutter with an estimated 8,600 closures, including many from high-profile companies like Macy's, Sears, and Payless Shoe Source. Though the economy remains strong, retail bankruptcies have continued this year with Toys 'R' Us joining the ash heap after it said it would close all stores.  While the growth of e-commerce and competitors like Amazon is still putting pressure on brick-and-mortar stores, as the saying goes, when one door closes another opens. Here are 12 retailers that are setting up shop in those vacant stores.ALSO READ: The Retail Apocalypse May Not Be What You Think It Is

Not quite a retail apocalypse

It's no secret that retail stores are closing. Last year saw, a record number of storefronts shutter with an estimated 8,600 closures, including many from high-profile companies like Macy's, Sears and Payless Shoe Source. Though the economy remains strong, retail bankruptcies have continued this year with Toys 'R' Us joining the ash heap after it said it would close all stores.

While the growth of e-commerce and competitors like Amazon is still putting pressure on brick-and-mortar stores, as the saying goes, when one door closes another opens. 

Click ahead for 12 retailers that are setting up shop in those vacant stores.

ALSO READ: The Retail Apocalypse May Not Be What You Think It Is

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