Thursday, January 31, 2013
Since 2003, the bookstore has closed an average of 15 stores annually. The Plainfield location closed its doors in December 2012.
Thursday, January 31
By Chi-an Chang Barnes & Noble Inc. plans to close 30 percent of its stores, or about 20 stores per year, over the next decade, a top executive with the bookstore told the Wall Street Journal. Mitchell Klipper, chief executive of Barnes & Noble’s retail group, did not provide a list of retail stores that would be closed so there’s no word yet on the future of the Barnes & Noble in downtown Naperville. The bookseller's Plainfield store closed in December 2012. Barnes & Noble also has a bricks-and-mortar store in Joliet. Read: Plainfield Barnes & Noble Store Closes The company is by far the nation’s largest book retailer chain, since the closing of Borders in 2011, and currently has 689 retail stores and 674 college stores, Huffington Post…
Friday, March 9, 2012
The Route 59 store is one of 35 being shut as the Naperville-based company staves off declining sales.
Plainfield's OfficeMax store is one of 35 being closed by the Naperville-based office supply company. Signs posted on the store's front windows give the grim news. The doors will close at the 13555 S. Route 59 location on March 31. The company has been struggling to turn around two consecutive years of declining sales. According to OfficeMax's 2011 financial report issued last month via PRNewswire, sales were down by .4 percent in 2011 and .9 percent in 2010. In November, the company announced it would be making changes to "strengthen its core," and part of its strategic plan would be to close nearly three dozen stores in the United States and one or two in Mexico in 2012. The OfficeMax in Romeoville is also being closed; stores in Joliet …
Friday, February 3, 2012
The store’s last day at the Bolingbrook location will be Feb. 20.
After nearly five years in business in Bolingbrook, Great Steaks is closing its storefront. The last day at the Weber Road location will be Feb. 20. Great Steaks is the retail outlet for Quantum Foods, which is headquartered in Bolingbrook. “We call it a moving sale,” said Edgar Reilly of Quantum Foods. “We’re moving from the physical location to an online environment. It’s a continuation of the business but not in the brick and mortar fashion as it’s been in the past.” The Great Steaks grocery store offers varying sizes of different steaks, as well as pork, chicken and seafood. There are also grilling utensils, marinades and dressings. At the State of the Village address earlier this month, Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar lauded the store…
Sunday, January 8, 2012
While acknowledging they are having trouble with their landlord and that there have been closure rumors, business advisor Michael Vai said they are open for the "foreseeable future."
Rumors of Limestone Brewing Company's imminent closure may be premature, but the business is definitely having problems involving its landlord and lease. "There are some issues going on and the big scuttlebutt is we're closing, but it's not true," business manager Michael Vai said. "We are open and plan on being open for the foreseeable future." Joe Ardovitch, whose Ardmin Properties owns the North Plainfield Crossing strip mall in which Limestone is located, could not be reached for comment. Some Limestone employees were told of the possible closure last week, and brewmaster Ken McMullen sent an online note to the Plainfield Ale & Lager Enthusiasts group urging them to drop by Saturday for a beer because they could be closing. "I just …
Saturday, December 31, 2011
An e-mail sent to Cozy Corner patrons says the restaurant will serve its last customer today; it will reopen as a new restaurant sometime in January.
It will literally be out with the old and in with the new this New Year's Eve when The Cozy Corner restaurant closes its doors forever today and reopens sometime in January as the Red Rooster restaurant. Patrons were notified by e-mail Friday that the family-run restaurant, located at 12337 S. Route 59 since September 2003, would be serving its last customers from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The new owners were not identified, nor was there any information on the Red Rooster other than it would offer a "new and inviting concept in dining." It's not know whether the new restaurant has any connection to the Red Rooster restaurant in Glenview or the Red Rooster Wine Bar & Cafe on Halsted Street in Chicago. The e-mail did stress the new …
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
No reason given for why the arts and crafts supply store is shutting its doors on Oct. 22.
Michaels, the popular arts and crafts store on Bolingbrook's west side, has announced it will close its Bolingbrook location within the next month. The Michaels store in Bolingbrook is located 119 S. Weber Rd. in the Country Aire Plaza and is scheduled to close on Oct. 22. It was not immediately known why Michaels was closing that location. “Michaels has enjoyed serving our loyal Bolingbrook customers and thanks them for their patronage and will continue to seek out opportunities for the Bolingbrook store employees throughout our other stores," said Gail Johnson, a district manager with the company. "Michaels continues to serve our customers with four stores located within 10 miles of Bolingbrook.” Michaels also has locations in …
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Closure is tied to the company's bankruptcy reorganization plans; village's other Blockbuster store closed last fall.
The last remaining Blockbuster store in Plainfield will close by April, one of 182 being shut down by the troubled video/game rental company as it struggles in the wake of filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Stock is being liquidated at the the 4704 Caton Farm Road store, with games and new DVDs currently marked down 10 percent and Blu-ray movies discounted by 15 percent. Prices will continue to be lowered as the April 9 closure date nears, an employee said. The closure comes less than six months after Plainfield's other Blockbuster at 13400 Route 59 was shut down shortly before the company went into bankruptcy. That storefront has been filled by the new Jersey Mike's sub shop. In the last two years, Dallas-based Blockbuster Inc. …
Monday, November 15, 2010
The paper is one of 11 free weeklies owned by Sun-Times Media that will be shut down; move designed to save money.
In a cost-saving measure, the Plainfield Sun and 10 other free weekly Sun newspapers will cease publication in December, the CEO of Sun-Times Media told Crain's Chicago Business. It's not clear how many layoffs the move may mean. The company will try to absorb as many jobs as possible, CEO Jeremy Halbreich said, emphasizing that most of the savings will come from not printing and distributing 250,000 free papers every week. In the last two years, Sun-Times Media has eliminated more than 100 jobs as part of a company restructuring. The elimination of these papers is part of that maneuvering, he said. "It's the byproduct of our evaluating the market coverage, and positioning and profitability of those products," Halbreich told the Chicago …