The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. have announced 29 locations in the Midwest that will be closed as part of a store rationalization program. The closing stores include the company’s Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers nameplates.
“As part of the comprehensive turnaround plan we announced in November, we are taking the next steps in our efforts to move forward with a more productive store footprint,” said Bill Tracy, president and chief executive officer for The Bon-Ton Stores. “Including other recently announced store closures, we expect to close a total of 47 stores in early 2018. We remain focused on executing our key initiatives to drive improved performance in an effort to strengthen our capital structure to support the business going forward.”
The Midwest locations are Aurora, Chicago, Danville, DeKalb, Morton Grove, Peoria and Schaumburg in Illinois; Anderson, Columbus, Elkhart, Indianapolis and Marion in Indiana; Cedar Falls and Cedar Rapids in Iowa; Paducah in Kentucky; Adrian, Benton Harbor and the previously announced Marquette in Michigan; Maplewood in Minnesota; Defiance in Ohio; and Appleton, Beaver Dam, Beloit, Fond Du Lac, Manitowoc, Marinette, Milwaukee, Superior and Wausau in Wisconsin. In order to ensure a seamless experience for customers, Bon-Ton has partnered with a third-party liquidator, Hilco Merchant Resources.
“We would like to thank the loyal customers who have shopped at these locations and express deep gratitude to our team of hard-working associates for their commitment to Bon-Ton and to serving our customers,” Tracy said.