As of Jan. 4, there were 1,673 Bath & Body Works stores throughout the United States. The national chain sells a variety of soaps, creams, lotions, scents and candles. After Jan. 23, there will be one less store when Bath & Body Works in the Butte Plaza Mall closes. A store employee confirmed the closing date Monday afternoon. Emails and phone calls to the store’s corporate office went unanswered. The Butte store opened 22 years ago. At that time, nationwide, the corporation had 1,061 stores.