Bon-Ton to close at least 40 stores in 2018

Posted at 1:39 PM, Nov 16, 2017

Another struggling department store chain with a large footprint in Western New York is downsizing.

Bon-Ton plans to close at least 40 stores in 2018 after seeing sales drop more than seven percent in the third quarter, according to USA Today. The York, Pennsylvania-based company has lost more than $135 million dollars from January through September of this year.

The company is not saying which of its 260 locations in the U.S. will go dark. Bon-Ton has eight stores in Western New York.

If any local Bon-Ton locations were to close, it would leave more large vacancies in the local retail landscape. Over the past year, Sears shut down its stores at the Walden Galleria and Boulevard Mall, while Macy's closed department stores at the Eastern Hills and McKinley malls and its men's store at the Boulevard Mall.