Metro Wire Staff
Younkers department stores in Central Wisconsin will close by the end of summer.
After an Iowa judge signed off bankruptcy paperwork of parent company Bon-Ton Stores this week, the company announced it will close all its stores, affecting as many as 2,255 employees throughout Wisconsin alone, according to the Dept. of Workforce Development.
Locally, Younkers has locations in Plover, Marshfield and Wausau. The 100-year-old company has 250 locations across the country.
A liquidation sale begins Friday, according to Bon-Ton, and will last 10-12 weeks before the doors close for good.
Younkers is located at 1780 Plover Rd.