The newly reopened Carson’s in Chicago’s Evergreen Park has announced it will temporarily accept gift cards sold before the chain closed its stores earlier this year.
For the month of December, the suburban store will reinstate “legacy gift cards to use for purchases.”
“We were inspired and humbled by the nearly 10,000 loyal customers who came out to show their support for our re-opening, and wanted to show our gratitude by doing right by customers who were wronged by the company’s bankruptcy,” Dylan Astle, interim COO at Carson’s, said in a statement.
The parent company for Carson’s filed for bankruptcy in February, forcing all stores to close by the end of August.
The Evergreen Park location at 9700 S. Western Ave. reopened for Black Friday as a new concept store after the company was acquired by CSG Generation, which said it was “inspired by the opportunity to rebuild an American icon.”
"It is a wonderful gesture of commitment to its customers, just in time for Christmas, that Carson’s will honor any gift cards that our people are still holding for the Evergreen Park store," Jim Sexton, mayor of Evergreen Park, said in a statement. "Of course this is something we come to expect from our community. This is why we ask people to shop Evergreen Park.”