8 home stores to close in Eddie Bauer cutback
May 5, 2003,
REDMOND, WA Eddie Bauer will close 60 underperforming stores, including eight free-standing home stores or multi-concept formats with home furnishings and apparel in one unit.
Home stores slated for closure include San Francisco, Westport, CT; Skokie, Il; Paramus, NJ; West Nyack, NY; Beachwood, OH; Columbus, OH; and Germantown, TN.
The closings are part of a multi-phase reorganization process undertaken by the division's parent company The Spiegel Group which is operating under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The stores will remain open pending approval of a store closing plan by the bankruptcy court, and thereafter on a store by store basis.