Employees, shoppers worry about future of Gordmans following bankruptcy announcement
OMAHA, Ne (FOX42KPTM) —
The Gordmans department store chain is now officially in bankruptcy, which the company's management made public this earlier week.
Now, one person close to the situation says the Omaha store may be close to closing.
“I can't believe they had been closing because they've been around here forever," said Logan Jones, who recently bought a Nebraska onesie from Gordmans sand shops their frequently.
Gordmans has been around since 1915, but now the company is in bankruptcy.
It plans to close its headquarters, which is in Omaha, in May.
Several people who worked there lost their jobs earlier in the year.
According to officials, Gordmans sales dropped way off last year.
"When I do come here, they have really nice stuff, so I was honestly surprised,” Jones said. “If they all shut down, my mom is going to be very disappointed.”
FOX 42 asked Gordmans about store closings in the Omaha area, but no further information has been released at this time.
Gordman's says all stores are running business as usual.
The company's debt is reportedly up to 500 million dollars.
Gordmans stock closed at around seven cents per share Wednesday.
That's down almost half from Monday.