Several retailers have already announced store closures or have filed for bankruptcy in 2018, impacting communities across Ohio. Here’s what we know about the impact now:
1. SAM’S CLUB
Sam's Club store locations closed across the nation, including some in Ohio. Two Sam's Club stores in Cincinnati have permanently closed without notice, WCPO reports. No stores were impacted in the Dayton region. Read the full story here.
Bon-Ton Stores Inc., parent company of Elder-Beerman, is ending its going-out-of-business sales at its stores next week. Read our complete coverage
3. TOYS ‘R’ US
The nation's largest toy store retailer received court approval to move forward with its plans to shutter approximately 180 stores across its Toys "R" Us and Babies "R" Us stores nationwide. The Babies "R" Us location at 2661 Miamisburg-Centerville Road in Dayton is one of four Toys "R" Us and Babies "R" Us stores in Ohio that closed. Read more about local store closing.
Sears Holdings, which owns Kmart and Sears stores, informed associates that another 45 Kmart stores and 18 Sears stores wouls close in late January. Five Kmart locations in Ohio were identified as impacted stores. All Dayton-area Kmarts have closed. Read more about the shuttering of the stores.
Macy's has identified 68 locations that will close in early 2018, including three stores in Ohio. Macy's closed locations in Columbus, Sandusky and Steubenville. . The retailer also announced it would close its downtown Cincinnati location. Read more about the closures.
Sears announced Wednesday it will close its Dayton Mall location in Miami Twp. in November among 45 other locations nationwide. The announcement comes just less than two week before Elder-Beerman closes its location at the major Miami Twp. shopping center at 2700 Miamisburg Centerville Road near Interstate 75.
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