Could Younkers Be Coming Back To The Quad Cities?
I was doing a little online shopping yesterday and came across a favorite QC store that has recently closed and I was a little surprised. At Younkers.com there's a big banner message that says,
"We've Got Great News YOUNKERS IS COMING BACK!
The finer print says,
"Stay tuned for updates over the coming weeks! We appreciate your loyalty & look forward to being able to serve you again soon."
I thought my eyes were deceiving me so I checked Facebook and Instagram and all I found were 'we're closed' messages. When I dug a little deeper I found this from an article from USA Today
"Bon-Ton, Younkers' parent company that collapsed this year after failing to find a buyer interested in continuing its operations, is about to be relaunched after a buyer purchased the rights."
The story cites anonymous sources familiar with the deal and also notes "the new Bon-Ton will be more internet-centric, and could have physical locations in Illinois, Colorado, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania." I guess we'll have to wait and see, but it would sure be nice to see more stores re-opening than staying empty. We'll keep you posted.