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Three Rivers Mall in Kelso has lost two longtime tenants.

The Mr. Formal tuxedo shop closed last Sunday, and Fred Meyer Jewelers will be closing its store in the mall Sunday. The Fred Meyer Jewelers branch at the main Fred Meyer store on Ocean Beach Highway in Longview will remain open, according to a letter the Northwest retailer sent its customers.

“That (mall) location just doesn’t have enough traffic anymore. It’s not a good business model anymore,” Fred Meyer Stores spokeswoman Melinda Merrill said Thursday.

The employees have known about the impending closure for some time and will be placed in other store locations, Merrill said.

The jewelry store was one of the first Fred Meyer Jewelers to open in a mall, she said.

Mall representatives declined to comment.

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The Daily News, Longview, Wash.

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