Just one day after news broke that all Carson's stores would likely be closing, the chain's parent company announced plans to start liquidation sales.
A Bon-Ton spokesperson confirmed Thursday that going out of business sales will begin Friday and last for roughly 10-12 weeks in all stores.
Bon-Ton, Carson’s parent company, declared bankruptcy earlier this year, and on Wednesday a judge signed off on the company’s liquidation plan, meaning that all Carson’s locations around the country will likely close for good.
All stores are expected to close by the end of August, according to court filings. More than 20,000 people nationwide are expected to lose their jobs because of the closures.
"We are incredibly grateful to all of our associates for their dedicated service to Bon-Ton and to our millions of loyal customers who we have had the pleasure to serve as their hometown store for more than 160 years," CEO Bill Tracy said. "We are committed to working constructively with the winning bidder to ensure an orderly wind-down of operations that minimizes the impact of this development on our associates, customers, and communities we serve."
The Chicago Tribune reports liquidation sales could begin as early as Thursday and must be completed by Aug. 31, according to court documents.
Here is the full list of remaining Carson's and other Bon-Ton retailers remaining in Illinois:
Aurora, IL (Retail Location)
Aurora, IL (Clearance)
Chicago, IL (South Riverside Plaza)
Chicago, IL (South Cicero Avenue)
Chicago Ridge, IL
Evergreen Park, IL
Morton Grove, IL (Clearance Center)
Mount Prospect, IL
Naperville, IL (Furniture Clearance Center)
North Riverside, IL
Orland Park, IL
Orland Park, IL (Furniture Gallery)
Saint Charles, IL
Schaumburg, IL (Furniture Gallery)
Vernon Hills, IL
Peoria, IL (North Sheridan Road)
Peoria, IL (West War Memorial Drive)
As part of the company’s restructuring earlier this year, seven Carson’s locations in Illinois announced that they would close, and the company’s Matteson location abruptly shuttered its doors in early March.
Now, all remaining stores will close by the end of the summer, according to the company.