Good to know if you are holding onto any gift cards. This may not be
the year to give or receive gifts cards:
Watch those store money cards and gift cards.. and credit slips! These
are stores that informed the Security Exchange of closing plans between
October 2008 and January 2009.
PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO ALL YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
Circuit City stores… most recent (? how many)
Ann Taylor- 117 stores nationwide
Lane Bryant, Fashion Bug, and Catherine’s to close 150 store nationwide
Eddie Bauer to close stores 27 stores and more after January
Cache will close all stores
Talbots closing down all stores
J. Jill closing all stores
GAP closing 85 stores
Footlocker closing 140 stores more to close after January
Wickes Furniture closing down
Levitz closing down remaining stores
Bombay closing remaining stores
Zales closing down 82 stores and 105 after January.
Whitehall closing all stores
Piercing Pagoda closing all stores
Disney closing 98 stores and will close more after January.
Home Depot closing 15 stores, 1 in NJ (New Brunswick)
Macys to close 9 stores after January
Linens and Things closing all stores
Movie Galley Closing all stores
Pacific Sunware closing stores
Pep Boys Closing 33 stores
Sprint/ Nextel closing 133 stores
JC Penney closing a number of stores after January
Ethan Allen closing down 12 stores.
Wilson Leather closing down all stores
Sharper Image closing down all stores
K B Toys closing 356 stores
Loews to close down some stores
Dillard’s to close some stores.Please keep all the people in your prayers that will be laid off from these stores.
Comment from Andrea Q: She gives this link for more accuracy on the above info.
Here is another link to consider: Snopes
I personally know that Linens and Thinks is closing in San Antonio, TX because of all their "Out of Business" signs in our local shopping strip.
Apparently some of these stores have closed earlier in the year and have plans for restructuring. For example Sharper Image is not closing all their stores and are keeping 94 open but have filed for bankruptcy so will be using the 94 open stores to help pay off their debts.
Please read Snopes because they explain in detail about each of the stores above. The info is not bogus but does have half truths. Most of these stores are closing or have closed some locations but most will continue to operate in some parts of the country and keep some of their stores open.
And there is a Securities and Exchange (not called Security Exchange) where quite a few of the above stores have filed Chapter 11 and are restructuring.