IRVINE (  —  A Macy’s store in Irvine will close, the company said Wednesday.

The closure at the Irvine Spectrum location is blamed on slumping sales.

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A Macy’s store in the Westfield Century City mall is also slated to be closed this month, but it will be replaced with a new, larger store in the same mall in the spring of 2017, company officials said.

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Macy's Herald Square (credit: Randy Yagi)The 140,000-square-foot Irvine store, which opened in 2002, will hold clearance sales for the next eight to 12 weeks. Macy’s said 112 workers will be affected by the closing.

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The company announced it is closing 36 of 770 stores across the country. Four others were closed in the final months of last year as part of a plan to save about $400 million in operating costs.