MILWAUKEE, WI (WBRE/WYOU) – Milwaukee-based Bon-Ton Stores announced Wednesday it will close 42 of its stories as part of what it calls a “store rationalization program”.
The closures include eight in Pennsylvania, including Bon-Ton stores in the Susquehanna Valley Mall in Selinsgrove, the Stroud Mall in Stroud Township, and the Nittany Mall in State College.
The company had previously closed its store in the Schuylkill Mall in 2017.
In a written statement, Bon-Ton management says that in all it plans to close a total of 47 stores in early 2018.
The company says the store closing sales are scheduled to begin on February 1st and will run for approximately 10-12 weeks.
Employees at the stores will be offered the opportunity to interview for available positions at other store locations.
The complete list of Pennsylvania closures includes The Point at Carlisle Plaza in Carlisle, The Commons in Dubois, Millcreek Mall in Erie, The Johnstown Galleria in Johnstown, the Nittany Mall in State College, The Susquehanna Valley Mall in Selinsgrove the Stroud Mall in Stroud Township and the Trexler Mall in Trexlertown.
The company operates 260 stores, which includes nine furniture galleries and four clearance centers, in 24 states in the Northeast, Midwest and upper Great Planes under the Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers nameplates.