"We believe that the actions we are taking position us to drive improved and consistent financial performance over the long term," Bon-Ton CEO and president William Tracy said in a statement. "With our new merchandising initiatives in place and more seasonable November weather, we are already seeing a positive comparable store sales trend and believe we are well-positioned for a successful holiday season.”
Newsline 9 reached out to the parent company to see if the Wausau Younkers will be impacted.
"While we have completed a detailed analysis of our stores, negotiations with landlords are ongoing and we have not yet provided details regarding any specific store locations," said the VP Public Relations & Special Events of Bon-Ton, Christine Hojnacki.
We also reached out to Mayor Robert Mielke.
His office said, "He had no opinion and did not want to comment."
Younkers is the last major department store in the Wausau Center Mall. There are also locations in Marshfield and Plover.