Online message hints Bon-Ton stores, including Younkers, may come back

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - All Boston Stores and Younkers stores will officially close this week, but there's a hint that at least the store name may be back. 

After liquidating much of their inventories, Boston Store and Carson's have both put on their websites that they are eyeing a comeback. On the homepage of, they say that the store is coming back., owned by the same parent company, says the same thing. The same can be said for the Younkers website, also owned by Bon-Ton.

The message on the Younkers site reads, "We've got great news. Younkers is coming back!"

The Milwaukee Business Journal is reporting that the intellectual property of Bon-Ton, Younkers' parent company, is in the process of being sold. 

In a Friday statement to the Business Journal, the president of retail solutions at Great American Group Scott Carpenter—whose firm in charge of Bon Ton's liquidation—said:  "We cannot speak to the purchaser’s future plans with the company. All inquiries should be referred to the buyer, which will be disclosed once the transaction is closed."

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