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Gymboree, Richland Mall: Summer 2017   6 comments

Posted at 12:33 am in closing

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Well, there has been speculation for a while, what with Gymboree's Chapter 11 filing, but the other shoe dropped today:

SAN FRANCISCO – Children's clothing seller Gymboree Corp. is closing 350 stores as its works to restructure in bankruptcy.

The San Francisco-based company said Tuesday that it's mostly closing Gymboree and Crazy 8 stores. It also operates Janie and Jack stores. The company will have more than 900 locations after the stores are shut down.

The full closing list is here, and includes, unsurprisingly, this Richland Mall store, as well as the one at Sandhill. The closing sales are supposed to start on 18 July.

I took these pictures back in early June and even then, the whole store was 50% off -- I don't think this is a big surprise to them.

I have to admit I had never heard of Janie and Jack or Crazy 8.

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  1. Mr BO

    12 Jul 17 at 10:25 am

  2. Any stores left open in Richland Mall. I know the book store is open. Belk still there?

    mike mann

    12 Jul 17 at 8:57 pm

  3. Belk is still there. Also the eye glass place, the barber shop, the call center, the children's theater, the movie theater, B&N, the Ping Pong plaza and several others that escape me right now.

    ted

    12 Jul 17 at 11:47 pm

  4. Thanks Ted. I thought the mall had less stores.

    mike mann

    13 Jul 17 at 12:27 am

  5. I'm not surprised for this location to close I am surprised for the village at sunhill

    matt rauch

    13 Jul 17 at 9:06 am

  6. Ted, the call center moved to Elgin some time around 2010. I found this article from The State from Dec 2009 talking about how it was going to hurt the mall.
    http://www.thestate.com/news/business/article14363468.html

    I believe that there are now 2 companies in the old call center. I think that Pricewaterhouse Coopers is one and I don't know what the other is. I also think that when these companies moved in that they expanded their square footage out into unused hallway on the upstairs of the Parisian end of the building.

    Matt Aslin

    13 Jul 17 at 12:39 pm

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