The publicly traded chain said in a statement that it expects to close “a significant portion, if not all” of its 449 physical stores. The retailer has three stores in the Indianapolis area.
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The deal appears to upend Sephora’s 14-year exclusive relationship with J.C. Penney, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in May.
The 61-year-old retailer operates in nine states under various brands. Stores in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and Ohio are expected to close.
The closure will leave the downtown mall with only a handful of tenants who were part of the shopping center’s 1995 opening day store lineup.
The company said Monday that it will close 150 Walgreens-run clinics by the end of the year, but it will keep open more than 200 that are run in partnership with health care providers.
The Deerfield, Illinois-based company operates more than 18,000 stores worldwide, including 55 or so in the Indianapolis area.
The 15-year-old chain, which has stores in Carmel, Noblesville and Greenwood, plans to close all 261 of its locations after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Barnes & Noble, which still has 627 stores in the United States, including five in the Indianapolis area, is being acquired by Elliott Management for $6.50 per share.
South Bend Chocolate Co. is set to open one of its Chocolate Cafes in space that formerly housed a tattoo parlor and a convenience store.
The parent of Ann Taylor and Lane Bryant is exploring options for its lower-priced women’s clothing chain, Dressbarn, according to people familiar with the matter.
Westside Bait & Tackle, a family-owned fishing shop that opened in 1951, plans to close its doors for good on Dec. 31.
David’s Bridal, a 68-year-old retailer with more than 300 stores, including two Indianapolis-area shops, filed for bankruptcy Monday, with a plan to cut debt by more than $400 million.
Meanwhile, the hedge funds that now own the Toys “R” Us brand plan to relaunch the toy retailer as a standalone operation next year, according to people familiar with the matter.
Vape and Wellness is expected to open this month in a 1,400-square-foot store near Kroger on Logan Street in Noblesville.
Retailers including Walmart, Target and Party City are trying to grab a piece of the nearly $3 billion left on the table by Toys “R” Us, or 12 percent of the U.S. toy market.
Mattress Firm’s initial round of closures will include at least one store in Indianapolis and two others elsewhere in Indiana.
Aaron Marshall has used his passion to fuel his business—and the result is Naptown Thrift, a vintage clothing store specializing in the 1980s and 1990s.
Among the closures will be the store in Circle Centre in downtown Indianapolis—an original tenant in the mall when it opened in 1995. The only other Brookstone store in Indiana is at Indianapolis International Airport.
Here’s a rundown of some of the independents still pushing paperbacks, offering honest staff recommendations and otherwise keeping local lit alive.