By Terry Kovarik
The Younkers store in Door County closed last week. Now talk of reviving its’ parent company could be an opportunity for continuing retail success. Bon-Ton Stores Incorporated ceased operations August 29th. Now USA Today reports efforts are underway to secure the rights to restart Bon-Ton and it’s subsidiary stores. The new Bon-Ton’s would focus more on e-commerce, though there are plans to reopen stores in four states including Wisconsin. Door County Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Jim Schuessler says if the reports are true Door County would be an ideal location.
The names of those looking to relaunch Bon-Ton Stores is not yet being made public. If successful, the new Bon-Ton stores could reopen later this year.