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

Posted: 9:50 AM, Sep 01, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-01 14:50:02Z

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."