Last month I told you about the closing of Gordmans. The Omaha-based department store chain filed for bankruptcy protection and then it came out they they were going to probably begin just shutting down the company.

It came out on Monday that they are closing 48 Midwestern stores, including five of six stores in Minnesota.

According to the Star Tribune, the closing stores are Burnsville, Roseville, Edina, Coon Rapids and Mankato. Stores in Appleton and Grand Chute, Wis., also are slated to close. Only the Woodbury store is going to stay open for now. They operate 100 stores in 22 states, and have 5,100 employees. No dates for the liquidation sales yet.

Again, according to the Star Tribune article, Houston-based Stage stores won a bid to purchase the stores that are going to remain open.

Other department store chains such as J.C. Penney, Macy's, Sears, Kmart and HHGregg also have made announcements recently that they are closing stores to try to stay afloat.


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