In fairness, it was spelled out right in the logo.
“Something unexpected,” it said.
Sure enough – discount department chain Gordmans is unexpectedly filing for bankruptcy – and unexpectedly closing every last one of its 106 stores in 22 states.
That means the outlets at Village at Meridian, Southshore Plaza in Boise and at Treasure Valley Marketplace in Nampa could close sometime this year – though Gordmans has not yet outlined the timing of closeout sales.
There is one small caveat — Gordmans says it could get a better offer and cancel the liquidation.
The Gordmans location at Southshore in SE Boise was vacant for more than a decade before landing the off-price retailer in 2014.
Gordmans is the latest in a rash of national chains that operate in the Treasure Valley which plan to or are currently closing stores. Including:
- Macy’s – closing 68 stores, including location at Nampa Gateway
- Family Christian Stores – closing all stores including one on Fairview in Boise.
- JCPenney – closing 16% of stores nationwide. Locations not yet announced. Has stores at Boise Towne Square and at Nampa Gateway among others.
- Noodles & Co. – closing stores in some newer markets. No full announcement yet. Has three local stores.
- Wet Seal – closing all stores including locations in Boise Towne Square.
- Abercrombie & Fitch – closing 100 stores. Locations not yet announced. Has store at Boise Towne Square.
- Sears/Kmart – closing 150 stores. Full list not yet announced. Sears has a store in Boise Towne Square. Kmart has locations in Canyon County.