The Deerfield, Illinois-based company operates more than 18,000 stores worldwide, including 55 or so in the Indianapolis area.
Toys ‘R’ Us, back from dead, plans to open U.S. stores in 2019
About a year after closing U.S. operations, the remnant of the defunct toy chain is set to return this holiday season by opening some U.S. stores and an e-commerce site, according to people familiar with the matter.Read More
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.
In Indiana, Brookstone has stores in Circle Centre mall and at Indianapolis International Airport.
The two businesses closed this spring, but a new owner has purchased both shops and is reopening them under one name in the 96-year-old Irvington Masonic Lodge property, which also recently changed ownership.
The family-owned jewelry business, which first opened in Glendale Town Center in 1977 before moving just north of 96th Street in 1991, plans to close Aug. 31—unless a late-developing plan to sell the store comes to fruition.
The company announced Tuesday that it will start selling man-made diamond jewelry at a fraction of the price of mined gems, marking a major strategy change for the world’s biggest diamond miner.
The announcement on Thursday, ahead of the Memorial Day weekend, was the latest attempt to combat liquor stores’ exclusive right to sell cold carry-out beer in Indiana.