Oakdale Mall to Lose Bon-Ton Store When Chain Shuts Down
The Bon-Ton Stores is about to be liquidated and that means the Oakdale Mall in Johnson City soon will have more vacant space.
A federal bankruptcy court judge is to hold a hearing on Wednesday that's expected to finalize plans for the acquisition of hundreds of stores operated by the Bon-Ton chain.
The company filed for bankruptcy in February. Efforts to attract a buyer interested in keeping some stores open failed.
Bon-Ton president Bill Tracy issued a statement saying the company will work "to ensure an orderly wind-down of operations."
The closing of the Johnson City Bon-Ton location will be another big loss for the Oakdale Mall, which opened 42 years ago.
The mall's Macy's and Sears stores were shut down last year.
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