Party City closing locations over global helium shortage

Party City store location. (NBC News)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — Party City is looking at closing dozens of stores across the country.

The issue is being blamed on a global helium shortage.

Party City plans to close 45 stores throughout the year.

Usually, the company only closes about 10 to 15 stores each year.

Party City says it has secured a new source of helium to help relieve the pressure.

A list of closing stores has not yet been released.