Publish date:

Only a few months to save Minnesota Herberger's stores threatened with closure

The Bon-Ton Stores is in talks with a buyer.
Author:

Three Herberger's stores threatened with closure in Minnesota may only have a few months left to survive.

Parent company The Bon-Ton Stores told the State of Minnesota last week that it was considering closures at its Roseville, Stillwater and Bloomington stores, as well as a Younkers in Duluth.

Now it's working quickly to find a buyer for The Bon-Ton to secure the future of its retail chains including Herberger's.

It told Bring Me The News it's currently in "active discussions with an investor group to acquire the Company in a court-supervised sale process."

Related: 

– 4 Minnesota stores under threat as Herberger's owner struggles

– Sign up for our daily newsletters

But the company has had to give advance notice to 650 Minnesota employees that their stores could be closing, with the Pioneer Press reporting that they could close as early as June if a buyer can't be found.

In its statement to BMTN, a spokesperson said: "We are encouraged by the interest in Bon-Ton and we hope that jobs will be preserved through a sale process.

"We remain committed to pursuing the best path forward for the Company and its stakeholders, including Bon-Ton associates."

Herberger's currently has around 20 stores in Minnesota, most of them outside the Twin Cities. The Bon-Ton filed for bankruptcy earlier this year.

Next Up

Anthony Edwards

Ant's rally not enough to save Timberwolves

Edwards' third-quarter explosion came too late in a loss to the Pelicans.

Rent, mortgage, house, key, door

Victims of property manager's sexual harassment to get $736,000

It's part of a consent decree announced by the Department of Justice Monday.

The Liffey Pub Facebook

St. Paul's Irish pub The Liffey reveals it won't reopen

The beloved pub has been closed since the start of the pandemic.

Proctor football

Proctor football investigation: Case goes to county attorney

The office will review the evidence and consider possible criminal charges.

kirsten mitchell screegrab

'I’m heading home!': CA reporter announces return to WCCO

Kirsten Mitchell interned at WCCO years ago. Now, she's coming back as a reporter.

eggs

As part of price gouging settlement, farm to donate 1M eggs to food nonprofits

The egg producer will donate more than 1 million eggs to nonprofits fighting hunger.

plane, Piper PA-32

Sheriff: Witnesses saw plane 'performing aerial maneuvers' before fatal crash

The single-engine aircraft went down in northern Wisconsin, killing a brother and sister.

Screen Shot 2021-10-25 at 8.51.02 AM

Community rallies around Minnetonka HS dancer battling brain tumor

A fundraiser raised more than $44,000 of its $60,000 goal in the first two days.

twin city gardens

In rare move, MDH takes control of Minneapolis nursing home

The temporary receivership is to ensure resident safety.

Sen Mark Koran crop

Lawmaker deletes post encouraging donations to family charged in Capitol riot

Sen. Mark Koran, in his Facebook post, described them as "a good family!"

Related

3 Herberger's in Minnesota could close

Its parent company has filed for bankruptcy.

Closing down sales start at MN Herberger's stores today

Minnesota is losing all 18 of its remaining stores, plus 2 Younkers.

All Herberger's stores to close in Minnesota

Its parent company has been bought by liquidators.

Sears to close its Maplewood store

The retailer has been struggling for years.

New Herberger's owner plans to bring stores back ... but not in Minnesota

The new owner of the Bon-Ton Stores Inc. says it 'saves companies from Amazon.'

On the day its stores closed, Herberger's says it's coming back

The intriguing message on its website appeared Friday.

Herberger's is back – but only online for now

The retail chain closed its stores at the end of August.

Screen Shot 2019-08-28 at 1.45.53 PM

Walmart to close its only store in St. Paul

The University Avenue location will shutter next month.