By Roger Utnehmer and Paul Schmitt
The parent company of Sturgeon Bay’s Younker’s Department Store is not saying if their Door County location is one of 40 scheduled to be closed in 2018, but indications are that they won’t be closing.
Bon-Ton, the parent company of Boston Store, Herberger’s and Younker’s, said in November store closures were needed for the long-term good of the company.
A spokesperson for Bon-Ton declined to say if the Sturgeon Bay store will remain open or close. The closures, according to the company, will be stores that are leased. DoorCountyDailyNews.com found the Sturgeon Bay stores locations are corporately owned under the name K & B Detrick LTD in York, Pennsylvania where Bon-Ton is headquartered. Younker’s is a major retailer in downtown Sturgeon Bay with two locations one block apart.